Gaussian Multiple Kernel Learning With Entropy Power Inequality
Hideitsu Hino

Kernel methods have become a standard solution for a large number of data analysis, and extensively utilized in the field of signal processing including analysis of speech, image, time series, and DNA sequences. The main difficulty in applying the kernel method is in designing the appropriate kernel for the specific data, and multiple kernel learning (MKL) is one of the principled approaches for kernel design problem. In this paper, a novel multiple kernel learning method based on the notion of Gaussianity evaluated by entropy power inequality is proposed. The notable characteristics of the proposed method are in utilizing the entropy power inequality for kernel learning, and in realizing an MKL algorithm which only optimizes the kernel combination coefficients, while the conventional methods need optimizing both combination coefficients and classifier parameters. The proposed MKL algorithm is experimentally shown to have good classification accuracy.