Font Size:

Interactive Learning Using Manifold Geometry

Last modified: 2009-10-30

#### Abstract

We present an interactive learning method that enables a user to iteratively refine a regression model. The user examines the output of the model, visualized as the vertical axis of a 2D scatterplot, and provides corrections by repositioning individual data points to the correct output level. Each repositioned data point acts as a control point for altering the learned model, using the geometry underlying the data. We capture the underlying structure of the data as a manifold, on which we compute a set of basis functions as the foundation for learning. Our results show that manifold-based interactive learning achieves dramatic improvement over alternative approaches.

#### Keywords

manifold learning; interactive learning; spectral graph theory; Laplacian regularization

Full Text:
PDF