n South African Statistical Journal - Interpretable multi-label classification by means of multivariate linear regression - research

Volume 53 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0038-271X


In this paper, the potential of using a multivariate regression approach in order to obtain interpretable output in a multi-label classification problem is investigated. We focus in our analysis on extensions of ordinary multivariate regression which take into account informative dependencies amongst labels. It is found that the regression approaches make a valuable contribution insofar as the importance of input variables for given labels can be evaluated. An empirical study facilitates comparison of the performance of the regression approaches in multi-label classification and, in terms of several evaluation measures, shows that they are also largely competitive with state-of-the-art multi-label classification procedures.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error