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    A semisupervised classification algorithm combining noise learning theory and a disagreement cotraining framework

    Yang, Z. and Zhang, W. and Han, Chunjia and Li, Y. and Yang, Mu and Eromonachoud, P. (2022) A semisupervised classification algorithm combining noise learning theory and a disagreement cotraining framework. Information Sciences , ISSN 0020-0255.

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    In the era of big data, the data in many business scenarios are characterized by a small number of labelled samples and a large number of unlabelled samples. It is quite difficult to classify and identify such data and provide effective decision support for a business. A commonly employed processing method in this kind of data scenario is the disagreement-based semisupervised learning method, i.e., exchanging high-confidence samples among multiple models as pseudolabel samples to improve each model’s classification performance. As such pseudolabel samples inevitably contain label noise, they may interfere with the subsequent model learning and damage the robustness of the ensemble model. To solve this problem, a semisupervised classification algorithm based on noise learning theory and a disagreement cotraining framework is proposed. In this model, first, the probably approximately correct (PAC) estimation theory under label noise conditions is applied, the relationship between the label noise level and model robust estimation in the process of multiround cotraining is discussed, and a disagreement elimination algorithm framework based on multiple-model (feature argument and select (FANS) algorithm and L1 penalized logistics regression (PLR) algorithm) cotraining is constructed based on this theoretical relationship. The experimental results show that the algorithm proposed in this paper gives not only a high-confidence sample set that meets the upper bound constraint of the label noise level but also a robust ensemble model capable of resisting sampling bias. The work performed in this paper provides a new research perspective for semisupervised learning theory based on disagreement.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Chunjia Han
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2022 14:43
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 01:10


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