Online Learning of Structured Predictors with Multiple Kernels

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Andre Filipe Torres Martins, Noah Smith, Eric Xing, Pedro Aguiar, Mario Figueiredo ;
Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, PMLR 15:507-515, 2011.

Abstract

Training structured predictors often requires a considerable time selecting features or tweaking the kernel. Multiple kernel learning (MKL) sidesteps this issue by embedding the kernel learning into the training procedure. Despite the recent progress towards efficiency of MKL algorithms, the structured output case remains an open research front. We propose a family of online algorithms able to tackle variants of MKL and group-LASSO, for which we show regret, convergence, and generalization bounds. Experiments on handwriting recognition and dependency parsing attest the success of the approach. [pdf][supplementary]

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