Incorporating Prior Knowledge into Boosting

@inproceedings{Schapire2002IncorporatingPK,
  title={Incorporating Prior Knowledge into Boosting},
  author={Robert E. Schapire and Marie Rochery and Mazin G. Rahim and Narendra K. Gupta},
  booktitle={ICML},
  year={2002}
}
We describe a modi cation to the AdaBoost algorithm that permits the incorporation of prior human knowledge as a means of compensating for a shortage of training data. We give a convergence result for the algorithm, and we describe experiments on four datasets showing that prior knowledge can substantially improve performance. 
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