Sparse Extreme Multi-label Learning with Oracle Property


Weiwei Liu, Xiaobo Shen ;
Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 97:4032-4041, 2019.


The pioneering work of sparse local embeddings for extreme classification (SLEEC) (Bhatia et al., 2015) has shown great promise in multi-label learning. Unfortunately, the statistical rate of convergence and oracle property of SLEEC are still not well understood. To fill this gap, we present a unified framework for SLEEC with nonconvex penalty. Theoretically, we rigorously prove that our proposed estimator enjoys oracle property (i.e., performs as well as if the underlying model were known beforehand), and obtains a desirable statistical convergence rate. Moreover, we show that under a mild condition on the magnitude of the entries in the underlying model, we are able to obtain an improved convergence rate. Extensive numerical experiments verify our theoretical findings and the superiority of our proposed estimator.

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