Read, J., Pfahringer, B. & Holmes, G. (2008). Multi-label classification using ensembles of pruned sets. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 15-19 December, 2008 (pp. 995-1000). Washington, DC, USA: IEEE.
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This paper presents a Pruned Sets method (PS) for multi-label classification. It is centred on the concept of treating sets of labels as single labels. This allows the classification process to inherently take into account correlations between labels. By pruning these sets, PS focuses only on the most important correlations, which reduces complexity and improves accuracy. By combining pruned sets in an ensemble scheme (EPS), new label sets can be formed to adapt to irregular or complex data. The results from experimental evaluation on a variety of multi-label datasets show that [E]PS can achieve better performance and train much faster than other multi-label methods.
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