Paper: Active Learning with Confidence

ACL ID P08-2059
Title Active Learning with Confidence
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

Active learning is a machine learning ap- proach to achieving high-accuracy with a small amount of labels by letting the learn- ing algorithm choose instances to be labeled. Most of previous approaches based on dis- criminative learning use the margin for choos- ing instances. We present a method for in- corporating confidence into the margin by us- ing a newly introduced online learning algo- rithm and show empirically that confidence improves active learning.