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On a scalable problem transformation method for multi-label learning

Authors: Dora Jambor and Peng Yu

Our submission to NeurIPS'18 "Systems for ML" workshop.

Binary relevance is a simple approach to solve multi-label learning problems where an independent binary classifier is built per each label. A common challenge with this in real-world applications is that the label space can be very large, making it difficult to use binary relevance to larger scale problems.

In this paper, we propose a scalable alternative to this, via transforming the multi-label problem into a single binary classification. We experiment with a few variations of our method and show that our method achieves higher precision than binary relevance and faster wall clock run-time on a top-K recommender system task.

Handcrafted in New York City, design & code by
Dora Jambor