Selective Ensemble of Classifier Chains
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- Li N., Zhou ZH. (2013) Selective Ensemble of Classifier Chains. In: Zhou ZH., Roli F., Kittler J. (eds) Multiple Classifier Systems. MCS 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7872. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In multi-label learning, the relationship among labels is well accepted to be important, and various methods have been proposed to exploit label relationships. Amongst them, ensemble of classifier chains (ECC) which builds multiple chaining classifiers by random label orders has drawn much attention. However, the ensembles generated by ECC are often unnecessarily large, leading to extra high computational and storage cost. To tackle this issue, in this paper, we propose selective ensemble of classifier chains (SECC) which tries to select a subset of classifier chains to composite the ensemble whilst keeping or improving the performance. More precisely, we focus on the performance measure F1-score, and formulate this problem as a convex optimization problem which can be efficiently solved by the stochastic gradient descend method. Experiments show that, compared with ECC, SECC is able to obtain much smaller ensembles while achieving better or at least comparable performance.
Keywordsmulti-label classifier chains selective ensemble
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