Learning with Partially Labeled and Interdependent Data

  • Massih-Reza Amini
  • Nicolas Usunier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Massih-Reza Amini, Nicolas Usunier
    Pages 1-3
  3. Massih-Reza Amini, Nicolas Usunier
    Pages 5-32
  4. Massih-Reza Amini, Nicolas Usunier
    Pages 33-61
  5. Massih-Reza Amini, Nicolas Usunier
    Pages 63-97
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 99-106

About this book


This book develops two key machine learning principles: the semi-supervised paradigm and learning with interdependent data. It reveals new applications, primarily web related, that transgress the classical machine learning framework through learning with interdependent data.

The book traces how the semi-supervised paradigm and the learning to rank paradigm emerged from new web applications, leading to a massive production of heterogeneous textual data. It explains how semi-supervised learning techniques are widely used, but only allow a limited analysis of the information content and thus do not meet the demands of many web-related tasks.

Later chapters deal with the development of learning methods for ranking entities in a large collection with respect to precise information needed. In some cases, learning a ranking function can be reduced to learning a classification function over the pairs of examples. The book proves that this task can be efficiently tackled in a new framework: learning with interdependent data.

Researchers and professionals in machine learning will find these new perspectives and solutions valuable. Learning with Partially Labeled and Interdependent Data is also useful for advanced-level students of computer science, particularly those focused on statistics and learning.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Massih-Reza Amini
    • 1
  • Nicolas Usunier
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Informatique de GrenobleUniversité Joseph FourierGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Université Technologique de CompiègneCompiègneFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15725-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15726-9
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