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A Probabilistic Framework to Learn from Multiple Annotators with Time-Varying Accuracy

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A Probabilistic Framework to Learn from Multiple Annotators with Time-Varying Accuracy
This paper addresses the challenging problem of learning from multiple annotators whose labeling accuracy (reliability) differs and varies over time. We propose a framework based on Sequential Bayesian Estimation to learn the expected accuracy at each time step while simultaneously deciding which annotators to query for a label in an incremental learning framework. We develop a variant of the particle filtering method that estimates the expected accuracy at every time step by sets of weighted samples and performs sequential Bayes updates. The estimated expected accuracies are then used to decide which annotators to be queried at the next time step. The empirical analysis shows that the proposed method is very effective at predicting the true label using only moderate labeling efforts, resulting in cleaner labels to train classifiers. The proposed method significantly outperforms a repeated labeling baseline which queries all labelers per example and takes the majority vote to predict ...
Pinar Donmez, Jaime G. Carbonell, Jeff Schneider
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where SDM
Authors Pinar Donmez, Jaime G. Carbonell, Jeff Schneider
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