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Poster
Multi-Label Learning with Pairwise Relevance Ordering
Ming-Kun Xie · Sheng-Jun Huang

Thu Dec 09 12:30 AM -- 02:00 AM (PST) @ None #None

Precisely annotating objects with multiple labels is costly and has become a critical bottleneck in real-world multi-label classification tasks. Instead, deciding the relative order of label pairs is obviously less laborious than collecting exact labels. However, the supervised information of pairwise relevance ordering is less informative than exact labels. It is thus an important challenge to effectively learn with such weak supervision. In this paper, we formalize this problem as a novel learning framework, called multi-label learning with pairwise relevance ordering (PRO). We show that the unbiased estimator of classification risk can be derived with a cost-sensitive loss only from PRO examples. Theoretically, we provide the estimation error bound for the proposed estimator and further prove that it is consistent with respective to the commonly used ranking loss. Empirical studies on multiple datasets and metrics validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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Ming-Kun Xie (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Sheng-Jun Huang (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

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