Class ClassifierChainModel

All Implemented Interfaces:<ModelProvenance>, Serializable, ProtoSerializable<org.tribuo.protos.core.ModelProto>

public final class ClassifierChainModel extends Model<MultiLabel>
A Classifier Chain Model.

Classifier chains convert binary classifiers into multi-label classifiers by training one classifier per label (similar to the Binary Relevance approach), but in a specific order (the chain). Classifiers further down the chain use the labels from all previously computed classifiers as features, thus allowing the model to incorporate some measure of label dependence.

Choosing the optimal label ordering is tricky as the label dependence is usually unknown, so one popular alternative is to produce an ensemble of randomly ordered chains, which mitigates a poor label ordering by averaging across many orderings.


 Read, J., Pfahringer, B., Holmes, G., & Frank, E.
 "Classifier Chains for Multi-Label Classification"
 Machine Learning, pages 333-359, 2011.
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  • Field Details


      public static final int CURRENT_VERSION
      Protobuf serialization version.
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  • Method Details

    • deserializeFromProto

      public static ClassifierChainModel deserializeFromProto(int version, String className, message) throws
      Deserialization factory.
      version - The serialized object version.
      className - The class name.
      message - The serialized data.
      The deserialized object.
      Throws: - If the protobuf could not be parsed from the message.
    • getModels

      public List<Model<Label>> getModels()
      Returns an unmodifiable view on the chain members.
      The chain members.
    • predict

      public Prediction<MultiLabel> predict(Example<MultiLabel> example)
      Description copied from class: Model
      Uses the model to predict the output for a single example.

      predict does not mutate the example.

      Throws IllegalArgumentException if the example has no features or no feature overlap with the model.

      Specified by:
      predict in class Model<MultiLabel>
      example - the example to predict.
      the result of the prediction.
    • getLabelOrder

      public List<Label> getLabelOrder()
      Returns the training label order.
      The training label order.
    • getTopFeatures

      public Map<String,List<<String,Double>>> getTopFeatures(int n)
      Description copied from class: Model
      Gets the top n features associated with this model.

      If the model does not produce per output feature lists, it returns a map with a single element with key Model.ALL_OUTPUTS.

      If the model cannot describe it's top features then it returns Collections.emptyMap().

      Specified by:
      getTopFeatures in class Model<MultiLabel>
      n - the number of features to return. If this value is less than 0, all features should be returned for each class, unless the model cannot score it's features.
      a map from string outputs to an ordered list of pairs of feature names and weights associated with that feature in the model
    • getExcuse

      public Optional<Excuse<MultiLabel>> getExcuse(Example<MultiLabel> example)
      Description copied from class: Model
      Generates an excuse for an example.

      This attempts to explain a classification result. Generating an excuse may be quite an expensive operation.

      This excuse either contains per class information or an entry with key Model.ALL_OUTPUTS.

      The optional is empty if the model does not provide excuses.

      Specified by:
      getExcuse in class Model<MultiLabel>
      example - The input example.
      An optional excuse object. The optional is empty if this model does not provide excuses.
    • serialize

      public org.tribuo.protos.core.ModelProto serialize()
      Description copied from interface: ProtoSerializable
      Serializes this object to a protobuf.
      Specified by:
      serialize in interface ProtoSerializable<org.tribuo.protos.core.ModelProto>
      serialize in class Model<MultiLabel>
      The protobuf.
    • copy

      protected ClassifierChainModel copy(String newName, ModelProvenance newProvenance)
      Description copied from class: Model
      Copies a model, replacing its provenance and name with the supplied values.

      Used to provide the provenance removal functionality.

      Specified by:
      copy in class Model<MultiLabel>
      newName - The new name.
      newProvenance - The new provenance.
      A copy of the model.