Robust Locally Discriminant Analysis via Capped Norm

Zhihui Lai, Ning Liu, Linlin Shen, Heng Kong

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Conventional linear discriminant analysis and its extended versions have some potential drawbacks. First, they are sensitive to outliers, noise, and variations in data, which degrades their performances in dimensionality reduction. Second, most of the linear discriminant analysis-based methods only focus on the global structures of data but ignore their local geometric structures, which play important roles in dimensionality reduction. More importantly, the total number of projections obtained by linear discriminant analysis (LDA) based methods are limited by the class number in the training data set. To solve the problems mentioned above, we propose a novel method called robust locally discriminant analysis via capped norm (RLDA), in this paper. By replacing L-{2} -norm with L-{2,1} -norm to construct the robust between-class scatter matrix and using the capped norm to further reduce the negative impact of outliers in constructing the within-class scatter matrix, we can guarantee the robustness of the proposed methods. In addition, we also impose L-{2,1} -norm regularized term on projection matrix, so that its joint sparsity can be ensured. Since we redefine the scatter matrices in traditional LDA, the projection numbers we obtain are no longer restricted by the class numbers. The experimental results show the superior performance of RLDA to other compared dimensionality reduction methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8561275
Pages (from-to)4641-4652
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • capped L-norm loss
  • discriminant analysis.
  • Feature extraction
  • L-regularization
  • manifold learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (all)
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Engineering (all)


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