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In this paper the sequential prediction problem with expert advice is considered when the loss is unbounded under partial monitoring scenarios. We deal with a wide class of the partial monitoring problems: the combination of the label efficient and multi-armed bandit problem, that is, where the algorithm is only informed about the performance of the chosen… (More)

A general theorem is proved showing how to oh-tain a constant-weight binary cyclic code from a p-ary linear cyclic code, where p is a prime,. by using a representation of Cl;(p) as cyclic shifts of a binary p-tuple. Based on this theorem, constructions are given for four classes of binary constant-weight codes. The first two classes are shown to achieve the… (More)

The problem of the nonparametric estimation of a probability distribution is considered from three viewpoints: the consistency in total variation, the consistency in information divergence, and consistency in reversed order information divergence. These types of consistencies are relatively strong criteria of convergence, and a probability distribution… (More)

We present a simple randomized procedure for the prediction of a binary sequence. The algorithm uses ideas from recent developments of the theory of the prediction of individual sequences. We show that if the sequence is a realization of a stationary and ergodic random process then the average number of mistakes converges, almost surely, to that of the… (More)

Limits to consistent on-line forecasting for ergodic time series. Abstract This study concerns problems of time-series forecasting under the weakest of assumptions. Related results are surveyed and are points of departure for the developments here, some of which are new and others are new derivations of previous findings. The contributions in this study are… (More)