Mitigating Uncertainty in Document Classification

  title={Mitigating Uncertainty in Document Classification},
  author={Xuchao Zhang and Fanglan Chen and Chang-Tien Lu and Naren Ramakrishnan},
  booktitle={North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics},
The uncertainty measurement of classifiers' predictions is especially important in applications such as medical diagnoses that need to ensure limited human resources can focus on the most uncertain predictions returned by machine learning models. [] Key Method We also design a metric learning method on feature representations, which can boost the performance of dropout-based uncertainty methods with smaller prediction variance in accurate prediction trials. Extensive experiments on real-world data sets…

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