Alternating Projections for Learning with Expectation Constraints
Kedar Bellare, Gregory Druck, Andrew McCallum
We present an objective function for learning with unlabeled data that utilizes auxiliary expectation constraints. We optimize this objective function using a procedure that alternates between information and moment projections. Our method provides an alternate interpretation of the posterior regularization framework (Graca et al., 2008), maintains uncertainty during optimization unlike constraint-driven learning (Chang et al., 2007), and is more efficient than generalized expectation criteria (Mann & McCallum, 2008). Applications of this framework include minimally supervised learning, semisupervised learning, and learning with constraints that are more expressive than the underlying model. In experiments, we demonstrate comparable accuracy to generalized expectation criteria for minimally supervised learning, and use expressive structural constraints to guide semi-supervised learning, providing a 3%-6% improvement over stateof-the-art constraint-driven learning.
PDF Link: /papers/09/p43-bellare.pdf
AUTHOR = "Kedar Bellare
and Gregory Druck and Andrew McCallum",
TITLE = "Alternating Projections for Learning with Expectation Constraints",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-09)",
PUBLISHER = "AUAI Press",
ADDRESS = "Corvallis, Oregon",
YEAR = "2009",
PAGES = "43--50"