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In this paper we describe the algorithmic implementation of multiclass kernel-based vector machines. Our starting point is a generalized notion of the margin to multiclass problems. Using this notion we cast multiclass categorization problems as a constrained optimization problem with a quadratic objective function. Unlike most of previous approaches which(More)
We present an effective training algorithm for linearly-scored dependency parsers that implements online large-margin multi-class training (Crammer and Singer, 2003; Crammer et al., 2003) on top of efficient parsing techniques for dependency trees (Eisner, 1996). The trained parsers achieve a competitive dependency accuracy for both English and Czech with(More)
We present a unified view for online classification, regression, and uni-class problems. This view leads to a single algorithmic framework for the three problems. We prove worst case loss bounds for various algorithms for both the realizable case and the non-realizable case. A conversion of our main online algorithm to the setting of batch learning is also(More)
In this paper we study a paradigm to generalize online classification algorithms for binary classification problems to multiclass problems. The particular hypotheses we investigate maintain one prototype vector per class. Given an input instance, a multiclass hypothesis computes a similarity-score between each prototype and the input instance and sets the(More)
Discriminative learning methods for classification perform well when training and test data are drawn from the same distribution. In many situations, though, we have labeled training data for a source domain, and we wish to learn a classifier which performs well on a target domain with a different distribution. Under what conditions can we adapt a(More)
Discriminative learning methods for classification perform well when training and test data are drawn from the same distribution. Often, however, we have plentiful labeled training data from a source domain but wish to learn a classifier which performs well on a target domain with a different distribution and little or no labeled training data. In this work(More)
We present AROW, an online learning algorithm for binary and multiclass problems that combines large margin training, confidence weighting, and the capacity to handle non-separable data. AROW performs adaptive regularization of the prediction function upon seeing each new instance, allowing it to perform especially well in the presence of label noise. We(More)
We discuss the problem of ranking instances. In our framework each instance is associated with a rank or a rating, which is an integer from 1 to k. Our goal is to find a rank-prediction rule that assigns each instance a rank which is as close as possible to the instance's true rank. We describe a simple and efficient online algorithm , analyze its(More)
Prototypes based algorithms are commonly used to reduce the computational complexity of Nearest-Neighbour (NN) classifiers. In this paper we discuss theoretical and algorithmical aspects of such algorithms. On the theory side, we present margin based generalization bounds that suggest that these kinds of classifiers can be more accurate then the 1-NN rule.(More)