## On the limits of proper learnability of subclasses of DNF formulas

- Krishnan Pillaipakkamnatt, Vijay Raghavan
- Machine Learning
- 2004

@inproceedings{Jackson1994AnEM, title={An Efficient Membership-Query Algorithm for Learning DNF with Respect to the Uniform Distribution}, author={Jeffrey C. Jackson}, booktitle={FOCS}, year={1994} }

- Published 1994 in FOCS
DOI:10.1109/SFCS.1994.365706

We present a membership-query algorithm for ef i ciently learning DNF with respect to the uniform distribution. In fact, the algorithm properly learns the more general class of functions that are computable as a majority of polynomially-many parity functions. We also describe extensions of this algorithm for learning DNF over certain nonuniform distributions and from noisy examples as well as for learning a class of geometric concepts that generalizes DNF. The algorithm utilizes one of Freund's… CONTINUE READING