Adaboost is consistent
Bartlett, Peter L. & Traskin, Mikhail (2007) Adaboost is consistent. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 8, pp. 2347-2368.
The risk, or probability of error, of the classifier produced by the AdaBoost algorithm is investigated. In particular, we consider the stopping strategy to be used in AdaBoost to achieve universal consistency. We show that provided AdaBoost is stopped after n1-ε iterations---for sample size n and ε ∈ (0,1)---the sequence of risks of the classifiers it produces approaches the Bayes risk.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The published version is also freely available via the Official URL.|
|Keywords:||boosting, adaboost, consistency, OAVJ|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Peter L. Bartlett and Mikhail Traskin.|
|Deposited On:||18 Aug 2011 13:17|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:34|
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