It is widely believed that unlabeled data are promising for improving prediction accuracy in classification problems. Although theoretical studies about when/how unlabeled data are beneficial exist, an actual prediction improvement has not been sufficiently investigated for a finite sample in a systematic manner. We investigate the impact of unlabeled data in linear discriminant analysis and compare the error rates of the classifiers estimated with/without unlabeled data. Our focus is a labeling mechanism that characterizes the probabilistic structure of occurrence of labeled cases. Results imply that an extremely small proportion of unlabeled data has a large effect on the analysis results.
|ジャーナル||Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2017 1 2|
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