Multitask Metric Learning: Theory and Algorithm

Boyu Wang, Hejia Zhang, Peng Liu, Zebang Shen, Joelle Pineau
Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, PMLR 89:3362-3371, 2019.

Abstract

In this paper, we study the problem of multitask metric learning (mtML). We first examine the generalization bound of the regularized mtML formulation based on the notion of algorithmic stability, proving the convergence rate of mtML and revealing the trade-off between the tasks. Moreover, we also establish the theoretical connection between the mtML, single-task learning and pooling-task learning approaches. In addition, we present a novel boosting-based mtML (mt-BML) algorithm, which scales well with the feature dimension of the data. Finally, we also devise an efficient second-order Riemannian retraction operator which is tailored specifically to our mt-BML algorithm. It produces a low-rank solution of mtML to reduce the model complexity, and may also improve generalization performances. Extensive evaluations on several benchmark data sets verify the effectiveness of our learning algorithm.

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BibTeX
@InProceedings{pmlr-v89-wang19f, title = {Multitask Metric Learning: Theory and Algorithm}, author = {Wang, Boyu and Zhang, Hejia and Liu, Peng and Shen, Zebang and Pineau, Joelle}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics}, pages = {3362--3371}, year = {2019}, editor = {Chaudhuri, Kamalika and Sugiyama, Masashi}, volume = {89}, series = {Proceedings of Machine Learning Research}, month = {16--18 Apr}, publisher = {PMLR}, pdf = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/v89/wang19f/wang19f.pdf}, url = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/v89/wang19f.html}, abstract = {In this paper, we study the problem of multitask metric learning (mtML). We first examine the generalization bound of the regularized mtML formulation based on the notion of algorithmic stability, proving the convergence rate of mtML and revealing the trade-off between the tasks. Moreover, we also establish the theoretical connection between the mtML, single-task learning and pooling-task learning approaches. In addition, we present a novel boosting-based mtML (mt-BML) algorithm, which scales well with the feature dimension of the data. Finally, we also devise an efficient second-order Riemannian retraction operator which is tailored specifically to our mt-BML algorithm. It produces a low-rank solution of mtML to reduce the model complexity, and may also improve generalization performances. Extensive evaluations on several benchmark data sets verify the effectiveness of our learning algorithm.} }
Endnote
%0 Conference Paper %T Multitask Metric Learning: Theory and Algorithm %A Boyu Wang %A Hejia Zhang %A Peng Liu %A Zebang Shen %A Joelle Pineau %B Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics %C Proceedings of Machine Learning Research %D 2019 %E Kamalika Chaudhuri %E Masashi Sugiyama %F pmlr-v89-wang19f %I PMLR %P 3362--3371 %U http://proceedings.mlr.press/v89/wang19f.html %V 89 %X In this paper, we study the problem of multitask metric learning (mtML). We first examine the generalization bound of the regularized mtML formulation based on the notion of algorithmic stability, proving the convergence rate of mtML and revealing the trade-off between the tasks. Moreover, we also establish the theoretical connection between the mtML, single-task learning and pooling-task learning approaches. In addition, we present a novel boosting-based mtML (mt-BML) algorithm, which scales well with the feature dimension of the data. Finally, we also devise an efficient second-order Riemannian retraction operator which is tailored specifically to our mt-BML algorithm. It produces a low-rank solution of mtML to reduce the model complexity, and may also improve generalization performances. Extensive evaluations on several benchmark data sets verify the effectiveness of our learning algorithm.
APA
Wang, B., Zhang, H., Liu, P., Shen, Z. & Pineau, J.. (2019). Multitask Metric Learning: Theory and Algorithm. Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research 89:3362-3371 Available from http://proceedings.mlr.press/v89/wang19f.html.

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