Calibrating Margin-Based Classifier Scores into Polychotomous Probabilities

  • Martin Gebel
  • Claus Weihs
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


Margin-based classifiers like the SVM and ANN have two drawbacks. They are only directly applicable for two-class problems and they only output scores which do not reflect the assessment uncertainty. K-class assessment probabilities are usually generated by using a reduction to binary tasks, univariate calibration and further application of the pairwise coupling algorithm. This paper presents an alternative to coupling with usage of the Dirichlet distribution.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Gebel
    • 1
  • Claus Weihs
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduiertenkolleg Statistische Modellbildung, Lehrstuhl für Computergestützte StatistikUniversitÄt DortmundDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Computergestützte StatistikUniversitÄt DortmundDortmundGermany

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