John Gallagher (Committee Member), Pascal Hitzler (Advisor), Mateen Rizki (Committee Member)
Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this paper is to determine if any of the four commonly used dimensionality reduction techniques are reliable at extracting the same features that humans perceive as distinguishable features. The four dimensionality reduction techniques that were used in this experiment were Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Multi-Dimensional Scaling (MDS), Isomap and Kernel Principal Component Analysis (KPCA). These four techniques were applied to a dataset of images that consist of five infrared military vehicles. Out of the four techniques three out of the five resulting dimensions of PCA matched a human feature. One out of five dimensions of MDS matched a human feature. Two out of five dimensions of Isomap matched a human feature. Lastly, none of the resulting dimensions of KPCA matched any of the features that humans listed. Therefore PCA was the most reliable technique for extracting the same features as humans when given a set number of images.
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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