Double competitive constraints-based collaborative representation for pattern classification

Jianping Gou, Hongwei Wu, Heping Song, Lan Du, Weihua Ou, Shaoning Zeng, Jia Ke

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Representation-based classification (RBC) has attracted much attention in pattern recognition. As a linear representative RBC method, collaborative representation-based classification (CRC) is very promising for classification. Although many extensions of CRC have been developed recently, the discriminative and competitive representations of different classes for favorable classification has not yet be fully explored. To design the discriminative and competitive collaborative representations for enhancing the power of pattern discrimination, we propose a novel double competitive constraints-based collaborative representation for classification (DCCRC). In the proposed DCCRC, one competitive constraint is the l2-norm regularization of residuals between each query sample and the class-specific representations, another one is the l2-norm regularization of the representations of all the classes excluding any one class. In two competitive constraints, the class discrimination information is employed to generate competitive representations. Moreover, the proposed method integrates both the representation learning and classification into the unified model. The effective and robust classification performance of the proposed method is verified by conducting extensive experiments on six public face databases and twelve real numerical UCI data sets in comparisons with the state-of-the-art CRC methods. The experimental results demonstrate the promising classification performance of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106632
Number of pages16
JournalComputers and Electrical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Collaborative representation
  • Collaborative representation-based classification
  • Pattern recognition
  • Representation-based classification

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