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Boosting is a general method for improving the accuracy of any given learning algorithm. This short overview paper introduces the boosting algorithm AdaBoost, and explains the underlying theory of boosting, including an explanation of why boosting often does not suffer from overfitting as well as boosting’s relationship to support-vector machines. Some(More)
We propose and evaluate a family of methods for converting classifier learning algorithms and classification theory into cost-sensitive algorithms and theory. The proposed conversion is based on cost-proportionate weighting of the training examples, which can be realized either by feeding the weights to the classification algorithm (as often done in(More)
We address the problem of automatically acquiring case frame patterns from large corpus data. In particular, we view this problem as the problem of estimating a (conditional) distribution over a partition of words, and propose a new generalization method based on the MDL (Minimum Description Length) principle. In order to assist with the efciency, our(More)
We introduce a rigorous performance criterion for training algorithms for probabilistic automata (PAs) and hidden Markov models (HMMs), used extensively for speech recognition, and analyze the complexity of the training problem as a computational problem. The PA training problem is the problem of approximating an arbitrary, unknown source distribution by(More)
Cost-sensitive learning addresses the issue of classification in the presence of varying costs associated with different types of misclassification. In this paper, we present a method for solving multi-class cost-sensitive learning problems using any binary classification algorithm. This algorithm is derived using hree key ideas: 1) iterative weighting; 2)(More)
We consider the problem of discovering gene regulatory networks from time-series microarray data. Recently, graphical Granger modeling has gained considerable attention as a promising direction for addressing this problem. These methods apply graphical modeling methods on time-series data and invoke the notion of 'Granger causality' to make assertions on(More)