Most of the research on text categorization has focused on mapping text documents to a set of categories among which structural relationships hold, i.e., on hierarchical text categorization. For solutions of a hierarchical problem that make use of an ensemble of classifiers, the behavior of each classifier typically depends on an acceptance threshold, which turns a degree of membership into a dichotomous decision. In principle, the problem of finding the best acceptance thresholds for a set of classifiers related with taxonomic relationships is a hard problem. Hence, devising effective ways for finding suboptimal solutions to this problem may have great importance. In this paper, we assess a greedy threshold selection algorithm aimed at finding a suboptimal combination of thresholds in a hierarchical text categorization setting. Comparative experiments, performed on Reuters, report the performance of the proposed threshold selection algorithm against a relaxed brute-force algorithm and against two state-of-the-art algorithms. Results highlight the effectiveness of the approach.
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|Titolo:||A Comparative Experimental Assessment of a Threshold Selection Algorithm in Hierarchical Text Categorization|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Tipologia:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|