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**Koby Crammer Department of Electrical Engineering**

Second Order Learning Koby Crammer Department of Electrical Engineering ECML PKDD Prague

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**Thanks Mark Dredze Alex Kulesza Avihai Mejer Edward Moroshko**

Francesco Orabona Fernando Pereira Yoram Singer Nina Vaitz

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**Tutorial Context Online Learning SVMs Tutorial Optimization Theory**

Real-World Data

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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Online Learning Tyrannosaurus rex

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Online Learning Triceratops

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Online Learning Velocireptor Tyrannosaurus rex

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**Formal Setting – Binary Classification**

Instances Images, Sentences Labels Parse tree, Names Prediction rule Linear predictions rules Loss No. of mistakes

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**Predictions Discrete Predictions: Continuous predictions :**

Hard to optimize Continuous predictions : Label Confidence

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**Loss Functions Natural Loss: Real-valued-predictions loss:**

Zero-One loss: Real-valued-predictions loss: Hinge loss: Exponential loss (Boosting) Log loss (Max Entropy, Boosting)

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Loss Functions Hinge Loss Zero-One Loss 1 1

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**Online Framework Initialize Classifier Algorithm works in rounds**

On round the online algorithm : Receives an input instance Outputs a prediction Receives a feedback label Computes loss Updates the prediction rule Goal : Suffer small cumulative loss

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**Online Learning Maintain Model M Get Instance x Update Model**

Predict Label y=M(x) M For example a linear model We make prediction by computing the inner product Output is a bit (threshold) or can be a real number Loss can be 1 if an error or 0 otherwise, but can also use quadratic loss and others Change the weights e.g. by adding the input x times a scalar Suffer Loss l(y,y) Get True Label y

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**Linear Classifiers Any Features W.l.o.g.**

Binary Classifiers of the form Notation Abuse

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**Linear Classifiers (cntd.)**

Prediction : Confidence in prediction:

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**Linear Classifiers Input Instance to be classified**

Each instance is described by a finite set of numeric (float or integer) features To make prediction we weight them according the model, sum and take a threshold Duality between input and model Weight vector of classifier

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**Margin Margin of an example with respect to the classifier : Note :**

The set is separable iff there exists such that

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**Geometrical Interpretation**

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**Geometrical Interpretation**

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**Geometrical Interpretation**

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**Geometrical Interpretation**

Margin <<0 Margin >0 Margin >>0 Margin <0

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Hinge Loss

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**Why Online Learning? Fast**

Memory efficient - process one example at a time Simple to implement Formal guarantees – Mistake bounds Online to Batch conversions No statistical assumptions Adaptive Not as good as a well designed batch algorithms

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**The Perceptron Algorithm**

Rosenblat 1958 The Perceptron Algorithm If No-Mistake Do nothing If Mistake Update Margin after update :

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**Geometrical Interpretation**

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Gradient Descent Consider the batch problem Simple algorithm:**

Initialize Iterate, for Compute Set

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**Stochastic Gradient Descent**

Consider the batch problem Simple algorithm: Initialize Iterate, for Pick a random index Compute Set

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**Stochastic Gradient Descent**

“Hinge” loss The gradient Simple algorithm: Initialize Iterate, for Pick a random index If then else Set The preceptron is a stochastic gradient descent algorithm with a sum of “hinge”-loss and a specific order of examples

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Motivation Perceptron: No guaranties of margin after the update**

PA :Enforce a minimal non-zero margin after the update In particular : If the margin is large enough (1), then do nothing If the margin is less then unit, update such that the margin after the update is enforced to be unit

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Input Space

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**Input Space vs. Version Space**

Points are input data One constraint is induced by weight vector Primal space Half space = all input examples that are classified correctly by a given predictor (weight vector) Version Space : Points are weight vectors One constraints is induced by input data Dual space Half space = all predictors (weight vectors) that classify correctly a given input example

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**Weight Vector (Version) Space**

The algorithm forces to reside in this region

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Passive Step Nothing to do. already resides on the desired side.

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Aggressive Step The algorithm projects on the desired half-space

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**Aggressive Update Step**

Set to be the solution of the following optimization problem : Solution:

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Perceptron vs. PA Common Update : Perceptron Passive-Aggressive

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**Perceptron vs. PA Margin Error No-Error, Small Margin**

No-Error, Large Margin Margin

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Perceptron vs. PA

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Geometrical Assumption**

All examples are bounded in a ball of radius R

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Separablity There exists a unit vector that classifies the data correctly

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**Perceptron’s Mistake Bound**

The number of mistakes the algorithm makes is bounded by Simple case: positive points negative points Separating hyperplane Bound is :

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**Geometrical Motivation**

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SGD on such data

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Second Order Perceptron**

Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi , Alex Conconi , Claudio Gentile, 2005 Second Order Perceptron Assume all inputs are given Compute “whitening” matrix Run the Perceptron on “wightened” data New “whitening” matrix

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**Second Order Perceptron**

Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi , Alex Conconi , Claudio Gentile, 2005 Second Order Perceptron Bound: Same simple case: Thus Bound is :

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**Second Order Perceptron**

Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi , Alex Conconi , Claudio Gentile, 2005 Second Order Perceptron If No-Mistake Do nothing If Mistake Update

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SGD on weightened data

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Span-based Update Rules**

The weight vector is a linear combination of examples Two rate schedules (many many others): Perceptron algorithm, Conservative Passive - Aggressive Weight of feature f Learning rate Learning rate Target label Either -1 or 1 Feature-value of input instance

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**Sentiment Classification**

Who needs this Simpsons book? You DOOOOOOOO This is one of the most extraordinary volumes I've ever encountered … . Exhaustive, informative, and ridiculously entertaining, it is the best accompaniment to the best television show … … Very highly recommended! Threshold the 0-5 stars at 3, later we change this Pang, Lee, Vaithyanathan, EMNLP 2002

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**Sentiment Classification**

Many positive reviews with the word best Wbest Later negative review “boring book – best if you want to sleep in seconds” Linear update will reduce both Wbest Wboring But best appeared more than boring The model know’s more about best than boring Better to reduce words in different rate We should take the feature statistics into consideration Given evidence (document) the information it contributes about different features is monotonic decreasing with the number of past observations of this feature Maintain confidence parameter that measure correct confidence in weight Wboring Wbest

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**Natural Language Processing**

Big datasets, large number of features Many features are only weakly correlated with target label Linear classifiers: features are associated with word-counts Heavy-tailed feature distribution Counts Many rare and weakly informative words And some very frequent words Need to take frequency into consideration Feature Rank

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**Natural Language Processing**

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**New Prediction Models Gaussian distributions over weight vectors**

The covariance is either full or diagonal In NLP we have many features and use a diagonal covariance

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**Classification Given a new example Stochastic: Collective:**

Draw a weight vector Make a prediction Collective: Average weight vector Average margin Average prediction

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**The Margin is Random Variable**

The signed margin is random 1-d Gaussian Thus:

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**Linear Model Distribution over Linear Models**

Mean weight-vector Each green point a a single weight that classify a given example to be in one class, and blue points are weight vectors that classify Them to be in the other class The majority goes with the mean Example

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**Weight Vector (Version) Space**

The algorithm forces that most of the values of would reside in this region

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Passive Step Nothing to do, most of the weight vectors already classifies the example correctly

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**Aggressive Step The mean is moved beyond the mistake-line**

(Large Margin) The algorithm projects the current Gaussian distribution on the half-space The covariance is shrunk in the direction of the input example

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**Projection Update Vectors (aka PA): Distributions (New Update) :**

Confidence Parameter

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**Itakura-Saito Divergence**

Sum of two divergences of parameters : Convex in both arguments simultaneously Matrix Itakura-Saito Divergence Mahanabolis Distance

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**Constraint Probabilistic Constraint : Equivalent Margin Constraint :**

Convex in , concave in Solutions: Linear approximation Change variables to get a convex formulation Relax (AROW) Dredze, Crammer, Pereira. ICML 2008 Crammer, Dredze, Pereira. NIPS 2008 Crammer, Dredze, Kulesza. NIPS 2009 70

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**Convexity Change variables Equivalent convex formulation**

Crammer, Dredze, Pereira. NIPS 2008 Convexity Change variables Equivalent convex formulation

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**AROW PA: CW : Similar update form as CW**

Crammer, Dredze, Kulesza. NIPS 2009 AROW PA: CW : Similar update form as CW

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**The Update Optimization update can be solved analytically**

Coefficients depend on specific algorithm

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Definitions

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Updates AROW CW (Change Variables) CW (Linearization)

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**Per-feature Learning Rate**

Reducing the Learning rate and eigenvalues of covariance matrix

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Diagonal Matrix Given a matrix we define to be only the diagonal part of the matrix, Make matrix diagonal Make inverse diagonal

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**(Back to) Stochastic Gradient Descent**

Consider the batch problem Simple algorithm: Initialize Iterate, for Pick a random index Compute Set

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**Adaptive Stochastic Gradient Descent**

Duchi, Hazan, Singer, 2010 ;McMahan, M Streeter 2010 Adaptive Stochastic Gradient Descent Consider the batch problem Simple algorithm: Initialize Iterate, for Pick a random index Compute Set

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**Adaptive Stochastic Gradient Descent**

Duchi, Hazan, Singer, 2010 ;McMahan, M Streeter 2010 Adaptive Stochastic Gradient Descent Very general! Can be used to solve with various regularizations The matrix A can be either full or diagonal Comes with convergence and regret bounds Similar performance to AROW

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**Adaptive Stochastic Gradient Descent**

Duchi, Hazan, Singer, 2010 ;McMahan, M Streeter 2010 Adaptive Stochastic Gradient Descent SGD AdaGrad

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**Special Case of a General Framework**

Orabona and Crammer, NIPS 2010 Special Case of a General Framework Any loss function Assume: Convex in first argument, non-negative Algorithm: online convex programming with shifting link function

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**Special Case of a General Framework**

Orabona and Crammer, NIPS 2010 Special Case of a General Framework

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**Our Algorithms as a Special Case**

Loss: Regularization functions

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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Kernels

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Proof Show that we can write Induction

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Proof (cntd) By update rule : Thus

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Proof (cntd) By update rule :

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Proof (cntd) Thus

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Properties Eigenvalues of covariance matrix monotonically decrease**

Mean of signed-margin increases; variance decreases

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**Statistical Interpretation**

Margin Constraint : Distribution over weight-vectors : Assume input is corrupted with Gaussian noise

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**Statistical Interpretation**

Mean weight-vector Bad realization Input Instance Example Linear Separator Good realization Version Space Input Space

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**Orabona and Crammer, NIPS 2010**

Mistake Bound For any reference weight vector , the number of mistakes made by AROW is upper bounded by where set of example indices with a mistake set of example indices with an update but not a mistake

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Comment I Separable case and no updates: where

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**Comment II For large the bound becomes:**

When no updates are performed: Perceptron

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**Bound for Diagonal Algorithm**

Orabona and Crammer, NIPS 2010 Bound for Diagonal Algorithm No. of mistakes is bounded by Is low when either a feature is rare or non-informative Exactly as in NLP …

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Synthetic Data 20 features 2 informative (rotated skewed Gaussian)**

18 noisy Using a single feature is as good as a random prediction

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Synthetic Data (cntd.) Distribution after 50 examples (x1)

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**Synthetic Data (no noise)**

Perceptron PA SOP CW-full CW-diag

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**Synthetic Data (10% noise)**

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**Outline Background: Second-Order Algorithms Properties**

Online learning + notation Perceptron Stochastic-gradient descent Passive-aggressive Second-Order Algorithms Second order Perceptron Confidence-Weighted and AROW AdaGrad Properties Kernels Analysis Empirical Evaluation Synthetic Real Data

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**Data Sentiment Reuters, pairs of labels**

Sentiment reviews from 6 Amazon domains (Blitzer et al) Classify a product review as either positive or negative Reuters, pairs of labels Three divisions: Insurance: Life vs. Non-Life, Business Services: Banking vs. Financial, Retail Distribution: Specialist Stores vs. Mixed Retail. Bag of words representation with binary features. 20 News Groups, pairs of labels comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware vs. comp.sys.mac.hardware.instances, sci.electronics vs. sci.med.instances, and talk.politics.guns vs. talk.politics.mideast.instances.

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**Experimental Design Online to batch :**

Multiple passes over the training data Evaluate on a different test set after each pass Compute error/accuracy Set parameter using held-out data 10 Fold Cross-Validation ~2000 instances per problem Balanced class-labels

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**Results vs Online- Sentiment**

StdDev and Variance – always better than baseline Variance – 5/6 significantly better

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**Results vs Online – 20NG + Reuters**

StdDev and Variance – always better than baseline Variance – 4/6 significantly better

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**Results vs Batch - Sentiment**

always better than batch methods 3/6 significantly better

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**Results vs Batch - 20NG + Reuters**

5/6 better than batch methods 3/5 significantly better, 1/1 significantly worse

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**Passes of Training Data**

Results - Sentiment O PA O CW O PA O CW O PA O CW Accuracy O PA O CW O PA O CW O PA O CW Passes of Training Data CW is better (5/6 cases), statistically significant (4/6) CW benefit less from many passes

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**Passes of Training Data**

Results – Reuters + 20NG O PA O CW O PA O CW O PA O CW Accuracy O PA O CW O PA O CW O PA O CW Passes of Training Data CW is better (5/6 cases), statistically significant (4/6) CW benefit less from many passes

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**Error Reduction by Multiple Passes**

PA benefits more from multiple passes (8/12) Amount of benefit is data dependent

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**Bayesian Logistic Regression**

T. Jaakkola and M. Jordan. 1997 Bayesian Logistic Regression BLR CW/AROW Covariance Mean Covariance Mean Based on the Variational Approximation Conceptually decoupled update Function of the margin/hinge-loss 118

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**Algorithms Summary Different motivation, similar algorithms**

2nd Order 1st Order SOP Perceptron CW+AROW PA AdaGrad SGD LR Logisitic Regression Different motivation, similar algorithms All algorithms can be kernelized Work well for data NOT isotropic / symmetric State-of-the-art results in various domains Accompanied with theory

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