Performance of Linear Discriminant Analysis Using Different Robust Methods

Mufda Jameel Alrawashdeh, Taha Radwan Radwan, Kalid Abunawas Abunawas

Abstract

This study aims to combine the new deterministic minimum covariance determinant (DetMCD) algorithm with linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and compare it with the fast minimum covariance determinant (FastMCD), fast consistent high breakdown (FCH), and robust FCH (RFCH) algorithms. LDA classifies new observations into one of the unknown groups and it is widely used in multivariate statistical analysis. The LDA mean and covariance matrix parameters are highly influenced by outliers. The DetMCD algorithm is highly robust and resistant to outliers and it is constructed to overcome the outlier problem. Moreover, the DetMCD algorithm is used to estimate location and scatter matrices. The DetMCD, FastMCD, FCH, and RFCH algorithms are applied to estimate misclassification probability using robust LDA. All the algorithms are expected to improve the LDA model for classification purposes in banks, such as bankruptcy and failures, and to distinguish between Islamic and conventional banks. The performances of the estimators are investigated through simulation and actual data.

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