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Multi-target prediction: a unifying view on problems and methods
Type of publication: Article
Citation: waegeman19multitarget
Journal: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Volume: 33
Number: 2
Year: 2019
Month: March
Pages: 293--324
Note: Many problem settings in machine learning are concerned with the simultaneous prediction of multiple target variables of diverse type. Amongst others, such problem settings arise in multivariate regression, multi-label classification, multi-task learning, dyadic prediction, zero-shot learning, network inference, and matrix completion. These subfields of machine learning are typically studied in isolation, without highlighting or exploring important relationships. In this paper, we present a unifying view on what we call multi-target prediction (MTP) problems and methods. First, we formally discuss commonalities and differences between existing MTP problems. To this end, we introduce a general framework that covers the above subfields as special cases. As a second contribution, we provide a structured overview of MTP methods. This is accomplished by identifying a number of key properties, which distinguish such methods and determine their suitability for different types of problems. Finally, we also discuss a few challenges for future research.
ISSN: 1573-756X
URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10618-018-0595-5
DOI: 10.1007/s10618-018-0595-5
Authors Waegeman, Willem
Dembczy\'nski, Krzysztof
Hüllermeier, Eyke