A Case Study of Stacked Multi-view Learning in Dementia Research
edited by: Mor Peleg, Nada Lavrač, Carlo Combi
Classification of different types of dementia commonly involves examination from several perspectives, e.g., medical images, neuropsychological tests, etc. Thus, dementia classification should lend itself to so-called multi-view learning. Instead of simply combining several views, we use stacking to make the most of the information from the various views (PET scans, MMSE, CERAD and demographic variables). In the paper, we not only show the performance of stacked multi-view learning on classifying dementia data, we also try to explain the factors contributing to its performance. More specifically, we show that the correlation of views on the base and the meta level should be within certain ranges to facilitate successful stacked multi-view learning.