Reliable Multilabel Classification: Prediction with Partial Abstention


  • Vu-Linh Nguyen Paderborn University
  • Eyke Hullermeier Paderborn University



In contrast to conventional (single-label) classification, the setting of multilabel classification (MLC) allows an instance to belong to several classes simultaneously. Thus, instead of selecting a single class label, predictions take the form of a subset of all labels. In this paper, we study an extension of the setting of MLC, in which the learner is allowed to partially abstain from a prediction, that is, to deliver predictions on some but not necessarily all class labels. We propose a formalization of MLC with abstention in terms of a generalized loss minimization problem and present first results for the case of the Hamming loss, rank loss, and F-measure, both theoretical and experimental.




How to Cite

Nguyen, V.-L., & Hullermeier, E. (2020). Reliable Multilabel Classification: Prediction with Partial Abstention. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 34(04), 5264-5271.



AAAI Technical Track: Machine Learning