Multiple Instance Classification via Successive Linear Programming
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The multiple instance classification problem [6,2,12] is formulated using a linear or nonlinear kernel as the minimization of a linear function in a finite dimensional (noninteger) real space subject to linear and bilinear constraints. A linearization algorithm is proposed that solves a succession of fast linear programs that converges in a few iterations to a local solution. Computational results on a number of datasets indicate that the proposed algorithm is competitive with the considerably more complex integer programming and other formulations. A distinguishing aspect of our linear classifier not shared by other multiple instance classifiers is the sparse number of features it utilizes. In some tasks the reduction amounts to less than one percent of the original features.
successive linearization algorithm
support vector machines
multiple instance learning