Classification of examples by multiple agents with private features

@article{Modi2005ClassificationOE,
  title={Classification of examples by multiple agents with private features},
  author={Pragnesh Jay Modi and Peter Woo Tae Kim},
  journal={IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology},
  year={2005},
  pages={223-229}
}
We consider classification tasks where relevant features are distributed among a set of agents and cannot be centralized, for example due to privacy restrictions. We are motivated by a key classification task that arises in a calendar management domain where software assistants classify new meetings as likely to be difficult to schedule. Accurate prediction of the output class is difficult for an isolated single agent because the target concept may involve features to which the agent does not… CONTINUE READING
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