Thresholding strategies in automated text categorization are an underexplored area of research. Indeed, thresholding strategies are often considered a post-processing step of minor importance, the underlying assumptions being that they do not make a difference in the performance of a classifier and that finding the optimal thresholding strategy for any given classifier is trivial. Neither these assumptions are true. In this paper, we concentrate on progressive filtering, a hierarchical text categorization technique that relies on a local-classifier-per-node approach, thus mimicking the underlying taxonomy of categories. The focus of the paper is on assessing TSA, a greedy threshold selection algorithm, against a relaxed brute-force algorithm and the most relevant state-of-the-art algorithms. Experiments, performed on Reuters, confirm the validity of TSA.
|Titolo:||A comparative study of thresholding strategies in progressive filtering|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Citazione:||A comparative study of thresholding strategies in progressive filtering / Addis A; Armano G; Vargiu E. - 6934(2011), pp. 10-20.|
|Tipologia:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|