Results on Learnability and the Vapnick-Chervonenkis Dimension

  title={Results on Learnability and the Vapnick-Chervonenkis Dimension},
  author={Nathan Linial and Yishay Mansour and Ronald L. Rivest},
  journal={Inf. Comput.},
We consider the problem of learning a concept from examples in the distributionfree model by Valiant. (An essentially equivalent model, if one ignores issues of computational difficulty, was studied by Vapnik and Chervonenkis.) We introduce the notion of dynamic sampling, wherein the number of examples examined may increase with the complexity of the target concept. This method is used to establish the learnability of various concept classes with an infinite VapnikChervonenkis dimension. We… CONTINUE READING