Use binary relevance method to create a multilabel learner.

Every learner which is implemented in mlr and which supports binary classification can be converted to a wrapped binary relevance multilabel learner. The multilabel classification problem is converted into simple binary classifications for each label/target on which the binary learner is applied. Models can easily be accessed via getLearnerModel. Note that it does not make sense to set a threshold in the used base learner when you predict probabilities. On the other hand, it can make a lot of sense, to call setThreshold on the MultilabelBinaryRelevanceWrapper for each label indvidually; Or to tune these thresholds with tuneThreshold; especially when you face very unabalanced class distributions for each binary label.

[Learner | character(1)] The learner. If you pass a string the learner will be created via makeLearner.



Tsoumakas, G., & Katakis, I. (2006) Multi-label classification: An overview. Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

See Also

Other wrapper: makeBaggingWrapper, makeConstantClassWrapper, makeCostSensClassifWrapper, makeCostSensRegrWrapper, makeDownsampleWrapper, makeFeatSelWrapper, makeFilterWrapper, makeImputeWrapper, makeMulticlassWrapper, makeMultilabelClassifierChainsWrapper, makeMultilabelDBRWrapper, makeMultilabelNestedStackingWrapper, makeMultilabelStackingWrapper, makeOverBaggingWrapper, makePreprocWrapperCaret, makePreprocWrapper, makeRemoveConstantFeaturesWrapper, makeSMOTEWrapper, makeTuneWrapper, makeUndersampleWrapper, makeWeightedClassesWrapper Other multilabel: getMultilabelBinaryPerformances, makeMultilabelClassifierChainsWrapper, makeMultilabelDBRWrapper, makeMultilabelNestedStackingWrapper, makeMultilabelStackingWrapper

  • makeMultilabelBinaryRelevanceWrapper
d = getTaskData(yeast.task)
# drop some labels so example runs faster
d = d[seq(1, nrow(d), by = 20), c(1:2, 15:17)]
task = makeMultilabelTask(data = d, target = c("label1", "label2"))
lrn = makeLearner("classif.rpart")
lrn = makeMultilabelBinaryRelevanceWrapper(lrn)
lrn = setPredictType(lrn, "prob")
# train, predict and evaluate
mod = train(lrn, task)
pred = predict(mod, task)
performance(pred, measure = list(multilabel.hamloss, multilabel.subset01, multilabel.f1))
# the next call basically has the same structure for any multilabel meta wrapper
getMultilabelBinaryPerformances(pred, measures = list(mmce, auc))
# above works also with predictions from resample!

Documentation reproduced from package mlr, version 2.10, License: BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE

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