Multiple-Instance Learning: Multiple Feature Selection on Instance Representation


  • I-Hong Jhuo National Taiwan University
  • D. Lee Academia Sinica


In multiple-Instance Learning (MIL), training class labels are attached to sets of bags composed of unlabeled instances, and the goal is to deal with classification of bags. Most previous MIL algorithms, which tackle classification problems, consider each instance as a represented feature. Although the algorithms work well in some prediction problems, considering diverse features to represent an instance may provide more significant information for learning task. Moreover, since each instance may be mapped into diverse feature spaces, encountering a large number of irrelevant or redundant features is inevitable. In this paper, we propose a method to select relevant instances and concurrently consider multiple features for each instance, which is termed as MIL-MFS. MIL-MFS is based on multiple kernel learning (MKL), and it iteratively selects the fusing multiple features for classifier training. Experimental results show that the MIL-MFS combined with multiple kernel learning can significantly improve the classification performance.




How to Cite

Jhuo, I.-H., & Lee, D. (2011). Multiple-Instance Learning: Multiple Feature Selection on Instance Representation. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 25(1), 1794-1795. Retrieved from