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This paper presents a new learning formulation for multiple model estimation (MME). Under this formulation, training data samples are generated by several (unknown) statistical models. Hence, most existing learning methods (for classification or regression) based on a single model formulation are no longer applicable. We describe a general framework for MME. Then we introduce a constructive support vector machine (SVM)-based methodology for multiple regression estimation. Several empirical comparisons using synthetic and real-life data sets are presented to illustrate the proposed approach for multiple model regression formulation.
Date of Publication: July 2005