Learning Aspect Models with Partially Labeled Data
Anastasia Krithara(1,2), Massih-Reza Amini(1,3), Cyril Goutte(3), Jean-Michel Renders(2)
(1) Laboratoire d'Informatique Paris 6 (2)Xerox Research Center Europe (3) CNRC
5, Place de Jussieu 6, Chemin de Maupertuis 283, Bd Alexandre-Taché
75252 Paris, cedex 05 38240 Meylan Gatineau, QC J8X 3X7
In this paper, we address the problem of learning aspect models with partially labeled data for the task of document categorization. The motivation of this work is to take advantage of the amount of available unlabeled data together with the set of labeled examples to learn latent models whose structure and underlying hypotheses take more accurately into accountthe document generation processm compared to other mixture-based generative models. We present one semi-supervised variant of the PLSA model. In our approach, we try to capture the possible data mislabeling errors which occur during the training of our model. This is done by iteratively assigning class labels to document collections, as well as over a real world dataset coming from a Business Group of Xerox and show the effectiveness of our approach compared to a semi-supervised version of Naive Bayes, another semi-supervised version of PLSA and to transductive Support Vector Machines.