Machine Learning Coffee seminar: "Scalable Algorithms for Extreme Multi-Class and Multi-Label Classificiation in Big Data" Rohit Babbar

2018-01-15 09:15:00 2018-01-15 10:00:00 Europe/Helsinki Machine Learning Coffee seminar: "Scalable Algorithms for Extreme Multi-Class and Multi-Label Classificiation in Big Data" Rohit Babbar Weekly seminars held jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. http://sci.aalto.fi/en/midcom-permalink-1e7efbeb0324126efbe11e7bc2add53d61cffe5ffe5 Konemiehentie 2, 02150, Espoo

Weekly seminars held jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

15.01.2018 / 09:15 - 10:00
seminar room T5, Konemiehentie 2, 02150, Espoo, FI

Helsinki region machine learning researchers will start our week by an exciting machine learning talk. The aim is to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Porridge and coffee is served at 9:00 and the talk will begin at 9:15. The venue for this talk is seminar room T5, CS building.

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Scalable Algorithms for Extreme Multi-Class and Multi-Label Classificiation in Big Data

Rohit Babbar
Professor of Computer Science, Aalto University

Abstract:

In the era of big data, large-scale classification involving tens of thousand target categories is not uncommon. Also referred to as Extreme Classification, it has also been recently shown that the machine learning challenges arising in ranking, recommendation systems and web-advertising can be effectively addressed by reducing it to extreme multi-label classification framework. In this talk, I will discuss my two recent works, and present TerseSVM and DiSMEC algorithms for extreme multi-class and multi-label classification. The precision@k and nDCG@k results using DiSMEC improve by upto 20% on benchmark datasets over state-of-the-art methods, which are used by Microsoft in production system of Bing Search. The training process for these algorithms makes use of openMP based distributed architectures, and is able to leverage thousands of cores for computation.

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