Chapter 5: Exercises

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  1. (*)Function for KNN search: Write a function knnSearch.m with the following usage:
    [index, distance]=knnSearch(x, X, k)
    where
    • x: an input column vector of $d$-dimension
    • X: a dataset matrix of $d$ by $n$, with each column being an observation
    • k: no. of nearest neighbors to be retrieved
    • index: a vector of k integers, representing the indices of the first k nearest neighbors (starting from the nearest one to the farthest one)
    • distance: a vector of k element, representing the distances to these k nearest neighbors
    (You can simply assume there is no ties in sorting the distance.)

    Test case (You don't need to create the plots):

      • Input: x=[7;8], X=[10 10 8 6 3 0 -3 -6 -8 -10 -10 -10 -8 -6 -3 0 3 6 8 10;0 3 6 8 10 10 10 8 6 3 0 -3 -6 -8 -10 -10 -10 -8 -6 -3], k=5.
      • Output: index=[4 3 5 2 6], distance=[1 2.23606797749979 4.47213595499958 5.8309518948453 7.28010988928052].

      • Input: x=[40;50], X=[13 51 36 79 68 74 81 90 37 82 77 58 48 69 95 91 81 71 29 79 23 90 34 14 74 8 57 60 15 58;99 12 5 2 31 61 95 24 57 49 49 16 20 47 40 43 76 41 59 77 34 51 93 9 54 87 54 49 94 71], k=5.
      • Output: index=[9 19 27 28 21], distance=[7.61577310586391 14.2126704035519 17.464249196573 20.0249843945008 23.3452350598575].

  2. (*)About KNNC:
    1. What is the full name for KNNC?
    2. Please describe the basic principle of KNNC.
    3. Give the major strength and drawback of KNNC.
  3. (*)Voronoi diagram:
    1. Given 3 points in a plane, draw its Voronoi diagram.
    2. Given 4 points in a plane, draw its Voronoi diagram.
  4. (*)Single-layer perceptrons:
    1. What is the equation for computing the output of a 2-input single-layer perceptron?
    2. What are the learning rules of the 3 parameters in the above equation?
  5. (**)Surface and contour plots of 2D Gaussian distributions: Write a script to draw both surface and contour plots of a 2D Gaussian distributions with the following parameters:
    1. m = [0, 0]T, S = [1 0; 0 1] (an identity matrix).
    2. m = [0, 0]T, S = [1 0; 0 5] (a diagonal matrix).
    3. m = [0, 0]T, S = [1 2; 2 5] (a positive-definite matrix).
    4. m = [0, 0]T, S = [-1 2; 2 -5]*50 (an arbitrary matrix).
    Your plots should be similar to the one shown next:
    You should choose a range that can display important characteristics of these plots. Please explain why the plots of (d) are very different from those of the other cases.
    (Hint: You can follow the self demo part of gaussian.m.)
  6. (*)Quadratic classifier:
    1. Why the classifier is named "quadratic"?
    2. How do you train a quadratic classifier?
    3. How do you evaluate (test) a quadratic classifier?
    4. What is the major strength of a quadratic classifier?
    5. What is the major weakness of a quadratic classifier?
    6. If a quadratic classifier has a diagonal covariance matrix, does it fall back to a naive Bayes classifier? Why?
  7. (*)Naive Bayes classifier:
    1. How do you train a naive Bayes classifier?
    2. How do you evaluate (test) a naive Bayes classifier?
    3. What is the major strength of a naive Bayes classifier?
    4. What is the major weakness of a naive Bayes classifier?
  8. (**)KNNC on IRIS: recognition rates w.r.t. number of clusters: Please modify the example in order to test the recognition rates of KNNC with respect to the numbers of clusters.
    1. Write a script knncIrisRrVsClusterNum01.m to display the recognition rates for both inside and outside tests. Your plot should be similar to the one shown next:
      This is an example of exhaustive search that can be used to find the best number of clusters for KNNC.
    2. Write a script knncIrisRrVsClusterNum02.m that repeats the previous subproblem but reverse the roles of training and test sets. Your plots should be similar to the one shown next:
    3. Write a script knncIrisRrVsClusterNum03.m that combine previous two subproblems to plot the average recognition rates for both inside and outside tests. Your plot should be similar to the one shown next:
      This method of switching the role of training and test sets for identify the average recognition rates are referred to as two-fold cross validation. We can extend the concept to K-fold cross validation in which at K-th iteration, only 1/K of the data is for test while the others are for training. This is a more robust method for estimating the performance of the constructed classifier. In general, the inside-test recognition rate should increase with the number of clusters. On the other hand, the outside-test recognition rate should increase initially and then decrease eventually. Usually we take the number of clusters that can maximize the out-side recognition rate for the construction of KNNC classifier.
  9. (**)KNNC on WINE: recognition rates w.r.t. number of clusters: Use prData.m to obtain the WINE dataset and repeat the previous exercise to get 3 plots.
  10. (*)Various classifiers on WINE dataset: Use prData.m to obtain the WINE dataset. Use the following classifiers to obtain the recognition rates of both inside and outside tests.
    1. Quadratic classifier.
    2. Linear classifier.
    (Hint: For more details on the WINE dataset, please refer to ftp://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/machine-learning-databases/wine.)
  11. (*)Various classifiers on ABALONE dataset: Use prData.m to obtain the ABALONE dataset, in which the desired output is the age for abalones. Use the following classifiers to obtain the recognition rates of both inside and outside tests.
    1. Quadratic classifier.
    2. Linear classifier.
    (Hint: For more details on the ABALONE dataset, please refer to ftp://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/machine-learning-databases/abalone.)

Data Clustering and Pattern Recognition (資料分群與樣式辨認)