On the consistency of multiclass classification methods
Tewari, Ambuj & Bartlett, Peter L. (2007) On the consistency of multiclass classification methods. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 8, pp. 1007-1025.
Binary classification is a well studied special case of the classification problem. Statistical properties of binary classifiers, such as consistency, have been investigated in a variety of settings. Binary classification methods can be generalized in many ways to handle multiple classes. It turns out that one can lose consistency in generalizing a binary classification method to deal with multiple classes. We study a rich family of multiclass methods and provide a necessary and sufficient condition for their consistency. We illustrate our approach by applying it to some multiclass methods proposed in the literature.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Fulltext freely available see link above|
|Keywords:||multiclass classification, consistency, Bayes risk, OAVJ|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Journal of Machine Learning Research|
|Deposited On:||17 Aug 2011 22:39|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:34|
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