AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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End-to-End Active Learning for Computer Security Experts
Anaël Beaugnon, Pierre Chifflier, Francis Bach

Last modified: 2018-06-20


Labelling a dataset for supervised learning is particularly expensive in computer security as expert knowledge is required for annotation. Some research works rely on active learning to reduce the labelling cost, but they often assimilate annotators to mere oracles providing ground-truth labels. Most of them completely overlook the user experience while active learning is an interactive procedure. In this paper, we introduce an end-to-end active learning system, ILAB, tailored to the needs of computer security experts. We have designed the active learning strategy and the user interface jointly to effectively reduce the annotation effort. Our user experiments show that ILAB is an efficient active learning system that computer security experts can deploy in real-world annotation projects.

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