An Efficient Membership-Query Algorithm for Learning DNF with Respect to the Uniform Distribution

@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}
}
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