Multi-typed Objects Multi-view Multi-instance Multi-label Learning

10/06/2020 ∙ by Yuanlin Yang, et al. ∙ 0

Multi-typed objects Multi-view Multi-instance Multi-label Learning (M4L) deals with interconnected multi-typed objects (or bags) that are made of diverse instances, represented with heterogeneous feature views and annotated with a set of non-exclusive but semantically related labels. M4L is more general and powerful than the typical Multi-view Multi-instance Multi-label Learning (M3L), which only accommodates single-typed bags and lacks the power to jointly model the naturally interconnected multi-typed objects in the physical world. To combat with this novel and challenging learning task, we develop a joint matrix factorization based solution (M4L-JMF). Particularly, M4L-JMF firstly encodes the diverse attributes and multiple inter(intra)-associations among multi-typed bags into respective data matrices, and then jointly factorizes these matrices into low-rank ones to explore the composite latent representation of each bag and its instances (if any). In addition, it incorporates a dispatch and aggregation term to distribute the labels of bags to individual instances and reversely aggregate the labels of instances to their affiliated bags in a coherent manner. Experimental results on benchmark datasets show that M4L-JMF achieves significantly better results than simple adaptions of existing M3L solutions on this novel problem.



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