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ABSTRACT: In this paper, we propose a hybrid generative/discriminative classification scheme and apply it to the detection of renal
cell carcinoma (RCC) on tissue microarray (TMA) images. In particular we use probabilistic latent semantic analysis (pLSA) as a generative model to perform generative embedding onto the free energy score space (FESS). Subsequently, we use information theoretic kernels on these embeddings to build a kernel based classifier on the
FESS. We compare our results with support vector machines based on standard linear kernels and RBF kernels; and with the nearest
neighbor (NN) classifier based on the Mahalanobis distance using a diagonal covariance matrix. We conclude that the proposed
hybrid approach achieves higher accuracy, revealing itself as a promising approach for this class of problems.
10/2011: pages 75-86;
Instituto Superior Técnico