Constructing localized non-linear projection manifolds in a principled way

hierarchical generative topographic mapping

Peter Tino, Ian Nabney

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Abstract

It has been argued that a single two-dimensional visualization plot may not be sufficient to capture all of the interesting aspects of complex data sets, and therefore a hierarchical visualization system is desirable. In this paper we extend an existing locally linear hierarchical visualization system PhiVis (Bishop98a) in several directions:
1. We allow for em non-linear projection manifolds. The basic building block is the Generative Topographic Mapping. 2. We introduce a general formulation of hierarchical probabilistic models consisting of local probabilistic models organized in a hierarchical tree. General training equations are derived, regardless of the position of the model in the tree. 3. Using tools from differential geometry we derive expressions for local directionalcurvatures of the projection manifold. Like PhiVis, our system is statistically principled and is built interactively in a top-down fashion using the EM algorithm. It enables the user to interactively highlight those data in the parent visualization plot which are captured by a child model.We also incorporate into our system a hierarchical, locally selective representation of magnification factors and directional curvatures of the projection manifolds. Such information is important for further refinement of the hierarchical visualization plot, as well as for controlling the amount of regularization imposed on the local models. We demonstrate the principle of the approach on a toy data set andapply our system to two more complex 12- and 19-dimensional data sets.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2000

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