- Abstract: Regression-via-Classification (RvC) is the process of converting a regression problem to a classification one. Current approaches for RvC use ad-hoc discretization strategies and are suboptimal. We propose a neural regression tree model for RvC. In this model, we employ a joint optimization framework where we learn optimal discretization thresholds while simultaneously optimizing the features for each node in the tree. We empirically show the validity of our model by testing it on two challenging regression tasks where we establish the state of the art.
- Keywords: regression-via-classification, discretization, regression tree, neural model, optimization
- TL;DR: A novel neural regression tree for optimal discretization in regression-via-classification problems.