HiNet : Hierarchical Classification with Neural Network

Zhenzhou Wu, Sean Saito

Feb 17, 2017 (modified: Feb 17, 2017) ICLR 2017 workshop submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: Traditionally, classifying large hierarchical labels with more than 10000 distinct traces can only be achieved with flatten labels. Although flatten labels is feasible, it misses the hierarchical information in the labels. Hierarchical models like HSVM by \cite{vural2004hierarchical} becomes impossible to train because of the sheer number of SVMs in the whole architecture. We developed a hierarchical architecture based on neural networks that is simple to train. Also, we derived an inference algorithm that can efficiently infer the MAP (maximum a posteriori) trace guaranteed by our theorems. Furthermore, the complexity of the model is only $O(n^2)$ compared to $O(n^h)$ in a flatten model, where $h$ is the height of the hierarchy.
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