Discovering a Semantic Basis of Neural Activity Using Simultaneous Sparse Approximation

Mark Palatucci, Tom Mitchell, and Han Liu
International Conference on Machine Learning, Sparse Optimization and Variable Selection Workshop, July, 2008.


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Abstract
We consider the problem of predicting brain activation in response to arbitrary words in English. Whereas previous computational models have encoded words using predefined sets of features, we formulate a model that can automatically learn features directly from data. We show that our model reduces to a simultaneous sparse approximation problem and show two examples where learned features give insight about how the brain represents meanings of words.

Keywords
sparse approximation, fMRI

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Text Reference
Mark Palatucci, Tom Mitchell, and Han Liu, "Discovering a Semantic Basis of Neural Activity Using Simultaneous Sparse Approximation," International Conference on Machine Learning, Sparse Optimization and Variable Selection Workshop, July, 2008.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Palatucci_2008_6391,
   author = "Mark Palatucci and Tom Mitchell and Han Liu",
   title = "Discovering a Semantic Basis of Neural Activity Using Simultaneous Sparse Approximation",
   booktitle = "International Conference on Machine Learning, Sparse Optimization and Variable Selection Workshop",
   month = "July",
   year = "2008",
}