Order Learning Using Partially Ordered Data via Chainization

Seon-Ho Lee, Chang-Su Kim ;


"We propose the chainization algorithm for effective order learning when only partially ordered data are available. First, we develop a binary comparator to predict missing ordering relations between instances. Then, by extending the Kahn’s algorithm, we form a chain representing a linear ordering of instances. We fine-tune the comparator over pseudo pairs, which are sampled from the chain, and then re-estimate the linear ordering alternately. As a result, we obtain a more reliable comparator and a more meaningful linear ordering. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm yields excellent rank estimation performances under various weak supervision scenarios, including semi-supervised learning, domain adaptation, and bipartite cases. The source codes are available at https://github.com/seon92/Chainization"

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