Learning nested differences in the presence of malicious noise

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Abstract

We present a PAC-learning algorithm and an on-line learning algorithm for nested differences of intersection-closed classes. Examples of intersection-closed classes include axis-parallel rectangles, monomials, and linear sub-spaces. Our PAC-learning algorithm uses a pruning technique that we rigorously proof correct. As a result we show that the tolerable noise rate for this algorithm does not depend on the complexity (VC-dimension) of the target class but only on the VC-dimension of the underlying intersection-closed class. For our on-line algorithm we show an optimal mistake bound in the sense that there are concept classes for which each on-line learning algorithm (using nested differences as hypotheses) can be forced to make at least that many mistakes.

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Auer, P. (1997). Learning nested differences in the presence of malicious noise. Theoretical Computer Science, 185(1), 159–175. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3975(97)00019-4

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