Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Multi-Instance Multi-Label Learning with Weak Label / 1862
Shu-Jun Yang, Yuan Jiang, Zhi-Hua Zhou

Multi-Instance Multi-Label learning (MIML) deals with data objects that are represented by a bag of instances and associated with a set of class labels simultaneously. Previous studies typically assume that for every training example, all positive labels are tagged whereas the untagged labels are all negative. In many real applications such as image annotation, however, the learning problem often suffers from weak label; that is, users usually tag only a part of positive labels, and the untagged labels are not necessarily negative. In this paper, we propose the MIMLwel approach which works by assuming that highly relevant labels share some common instances, and the underlying class means of bags for each label are with a large margin. Experiments validate the effectiveness of MIMLwel in handling the weak label problem.