Relational Learning with Gaussian Processes

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 19 (NIPS 2006)

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Wei Chu, Vikas Sindhwani, Zoubin Ghahramani, S. Keerthi


Correlation between instances is often modelled via a kernel function using in- put attributes of the instances. Relational knowledge can further reveal additional pairwise correlations between variables of interest. In this paper, we develop a class of models which incorporates both reciprocal relational information and in- put attributes using Gaussian process techniques. This approach provides a novel non-parametric Bayesian framework with a data-dependent covariance function for supervised learning tasks. We also apply this framework to semi-supervised learning. Experimental results on several real world data sets verify the usefulness of this algorithm.