|Title||A snapshot on nonstandard supervised learning problems: taxonomy, relationships, problem transformations and algorithm adaptations|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Charte, David, Charte Francisco, García S., and Herrera F.|
|Journal||Progress in Artificial Intelligence|
Machine learning is a field which studies how machines can alter and adapt their behavior, improving their actions according to the information they are given. This field is subdivided into multiple areas, among which the best known are supervised learning (e.g., classification and regression) and unsupervised learning (e.g., clustering and association rules). Within supervised learning, most studies and research are focused on well-known standard tasks, such as binary classification, multi-class classification and regression with one dependent variable. However, there are many other less known problems. These are what we generically call nonstandard supervised learning problems. The literature about them is much more sparse, and each study is directed to a specific task. Therefore, the definitions, relations and applications of this kind of learners are hard to find. The goal of this paper is to provide the reader with a broad view on the distinct variations of nonstandard supervised problems. A comprehensive taxonomy summarizing their traits is proposed. A review of the common approaches followed to accomplish them, and their main applications are provided as well.