On the Necessity of Occam Algorithms

  title={On the Necessity of Occam Algorithms},
  author={Raymond A. Board and Leonard Pitt},
The distribution-independent model of concept learning from examples ("PAC-learning") due to Valiant [15] is investigated. It has been shown that the existence of an Occarn algorithm for a class of concepts is a sufficient condition for the PAC-learnability of that class [2, 3]. (An Occam algorithm is a randomized polynomial-time algorithm that, when given as input a sample of strings of some unknown concept to be learned, outputs a small description of a concept that is consistent with the… CONTINUE READING


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