Multi-q pattern analysis: A case study in image classification FABBRI, R. ; GONÇALVES, W. N. ; LOPES, F. J. P. ; BRUNO, O. M. Physica. A (Print), v. 391, p. 4487-4496, 2012.
This paper compares the effectiveness of the Tsallis entropy over the classic Boltzmann–Gibbs–Shannon entropy for general pattern recognition, and proposes a multi-q approach to improve pattern analysis using entropy. A series of experiments were carried out for the problem of classifying image patterns. Given a dataset of 40 pattern classes, the goal of our image case study is to assess how well the different entropies can be used to determine the class of a newly given image sample. Our experiments show that the Tsallis entropy using the proposed multi-q approach has great advantages over the Boltzmann–Gibbs–Shannon entropy for pattern classification, boosting image recognition rates by a factor of 3. We discuss the reasons behind this success, shedding light on the usefulness of the Tsallis entropy and the multi-q approach.