In this paper we present a novel method for the automatic classification of multi-label text documents. In principle, automatic classification of text is usually tackled by supervised Machine Learning techniques like Support Vector Machines (SVM), that typically achieve state-of-the-art accuracy in several domains. Nevertheless, SVM can not handle multi-labeled documents, thus a specific preprocessing of the data is needed. In this paper we present a novel technique for the transformation of multi-label data into mono-label that is able to maintain all the information, allowing the use of standard approaches like SVM. We then evaluate our system using JRC-Acquis-it, a large dataset of italian legislation that has been manually annotated according to EuroVoc, demonstrating the potential of our approach compared to the current state of the art.
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