Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 33 (NeurIPS 2020)
Eleonora Giunchiglia, Thomas Lukasiewicz
Hierarchical multi-label classification (HMC) is a challenging classification task extending standard multi-label classification problems by imposing a hierarchy constraint on the classes. In this paper, we propose C-HMCNN(h), a novel approach for HMC problems, which, given a network h for the underlying multi-label classification problem, exploits the hierarchy information in order to produce predictions coherent with the constraint and improve performance. We conduct an extensive experimental analysis showing the superior performance of C-HMCNN(h) when compared to state-of-the-art models.