Passive Learning with Target Risk

  title={Passive Learning with Target Risk},
  author={Mehrdad Mahdavi and Rong Jin},
In this paper we consider learning in passive setting but with a slight modification. We assume that the target expected loss, also referred to as target risk, is provided in advance for learner as prior knowledge. Unlike most studies in the learning theory that only incorporate the prior knowledge into the generalization bounds, we are able to explicitly utilize the target risk in the learning process. Our analysis reveals a surprising result on the sample complexity of learning: by exploiting… CONTINUE READING