Multilabel classification through structured output learning - methods and applications

Lecturer : 
Event type: 
Doctoral dissertation
Doctoral dissertation
Hongyu Su
Tapio Elomaa
Juho Rousu
Event time: 
2015-03-27 12:00 to 14:00
Lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo

Hongyu Su, M.Sc., will defend the dissertation ”Multilabel classification through structured output learning - methods and applications” on 27 March 2015 at 12 noon in lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo. The dissertation focuses on the multi-task classification problem in machine learning. The main contributions are novel learning algorithms which widen the applicability of structured output learning and improve the classification performance on many benchmark datasets.

Can we accurately predict how a message spread in Twitter? Are you interested in whom will share your post in Facebook? How about reliably figuring out drug potentials without getting your hands dirty? Does computer vision really work? All these heterogeneous questions can be answer by multilabel classification. Multilabel classification is an important research field in machine learning, the goal of which is to reliably predict multiple output variables for a given input. As output variables are often interdependent, the central problem in multilabel classification is how to best explore the correlation between labels to make accurate predictions.

This thesis tackles the multilabel classification problem through structured output learning which relies on an output graph connecting multiple output variables and models label correlations in a comprehensive manner. The output graph can be either known apriori or unobserved. The main contributions are several novel learning algorithms that widen the applicability of structured output learning. Meanwhile, this thesis provides rigorous theoretical studies to guarantee the performance of the proposed methods.

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