We describe AdaBoost.MH , an improved boosting al- gorithm, and its application to text categorization. Boosting is a method for supervised learning which has successfully been applied to many different domains, and that has proven one of the best performers in text categorization exercises so far. Boosting is based on the idea of relying on the collec- tive judgment of a committee of classifiers that are trained sequentially. In training the i-th classifier special emphasis is placed on the correct categorization of the training docu- ments which have proven harder for the previously trained classifiers. AdaBoost.MHKR is based on the idea to build, at every iteration of the learning phase, not a single classi- fier but a sub-committee of the K classifiers which, at that iteration, look the most promising. We report the results of systematic experimentation of this method performed on the standard Reuters-21578 benchmark. These experiments have shown that AdaBoost.MHKR is both more efficient to train and more effective than the original AdaBoost.MHR algorithm.

An improved boosting algorithm and its application to automated text categorization

SEBASTIANI, FABRIZIO;SPERDUTI, ALESSANDRO;
2000

Abstract

We describe AdaBoost.MH , an improved boosting al- gorithm, and its application to text categorization. Boosting is a method for supervised learning which has successfully been applied to many different domains, and that has proven one of the best performers in text categorization exercises so far. Boosting is based on the idea of relying on the collec- tive judgment of a committee of classifiers that are trained sequentially. In training the i-th classifier special emphasis is placed on the correct categorization of the training docu- ments which have proven harder for the previously trained classifiers. AdaBoost.MHKR is based on the idea to build, at every iteration of the learning phase, not a single classi- fier but a sub-committee of the K classifiers which, at that iteration, look the most promising. We report the results of systematic experimentation of this method performed on the standard Reuters-21578 benchmark. These experiments have shown that AdaBoost.MHKR is both more efficient to train and more effective than the original AdaBoost.MHR algorithm.
2000
9th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'00)
1581133200
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