‘Human-Guided Learning for Probabilistic Logic Models’ published at Frontiers in Robotics and AI

Advice-giving has been long explored in the artificial intelligence community to build robust learning algorithms when the data is noisy, incorrect or even insufficient. While logic based systems were effectively used in building expert systems, the role of the human has been restricted to being a “mere labeler” in recent times. We hypothesize and demonstrate that probabilistic logic can provide an effective and natural way for the expert to specify domain advice. Specifically, we consider different types of advice-giving in relational domains where noise could arise due to systematic errors or class-imbalance inherent in the domains. The advice is provided as logical statements or privileged features that are thenexplicitly considered by an iterative learning algorithm at every update. Our empirical evidence shows that human advice can effectively accelerate learning in noisy, structured domains where so far humans have been merely used as labelers or as designers of the (initial or final) structure of the model.

You can find more details in:
Odom, P., & Natarajan, S., Human-Guided Learning for Probabilistic Logic Models, Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Front. Robot. AI) 2018.

Congratulations to Phillip Odom and Sriraam Natarajan!