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### Learn a distribution from distributions on samples

There's many good ways to learn a distribution $p_X$ of an r.v. $X$ over $k$ symbols given many i.i.d. samples $X_1,\ldots, X_n$. The simplest is to use the sample relative frequencies $\hat{f}_X$ as ...

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### Minimize a function to learn a mapping

I have two questions.
I want to learn a mapping $M$ that minimizes the right-hand side of the following equation:
$E =\frac{1}{N} \sum\limits_{i=1}^N \bigg(\sum\limits_{j=1}^K \alpha_i - ...

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### Is there research on Machine Learning techniques to discover conjectures (theorems) in a wide range of mathematics beyond mathematical logic?

Although there already exists active research area, so-called, automated theorem proving, mostly work on logic and elementary geometry.
Rather than only logic and elementary geometry, are there ...

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### Does the Mandelbrot set have infinite VC dimension?

Define a binary classifier for points in the complex plane, whose parameter $\theta$ is an isometry of $\mathbb{C}$, and which classifies $z \in \mathbb{C}$ based on whether or not $\theta(z)$ is in ...

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### Maximum-likelihood estimation for univariate responses from multivariate data

I am new in the field of machine learning, so I hope I will be able to formulate my question in a clear way...
I have some data represented by vectors $\mathbf{x}_1,\mathbf{x}_2,\ldots,\mathbf{x}_n ...

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### “Separated” version of Sauer's lemma on VC classes

Sauer's lemma, a well-known result in computational complexity theory, learning theory, and combinatorics, states the following:
Let $\Phi$ be a collection of subsets of a set $U$, and assume that ...

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### Epsilon-approximations of set systems with finite VC-dimension

ECorollary 6.9 in A Guide to NIP theories by Pierre Simon proves the following
Theorem. For every positive integer $k$ and every positive real $\varepsilon$ there is an integer $n=n(k,\epsilon)$ ...

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### Recursive parameter estimation for partially observed Ito SDEs

I'm trying to get my head around online (recursive) maximum-likelihood parameter estimation in the language of stochastic processes and in the context of stochastic filtering, i.e. where we have a ...

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### assumptions on local rademacher complexities

A lot of the work on Local Rademacher complexities of Koltchinskii, and Bartlett for fast rates of convergence is based on Bousquet's version of Talagrand's inequality [1] (Theorem 2.11). However the ...

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### AI / Machine Learning related to high/modern/front mathematics [closed]

I major math and cs. and i'm interested in ai/machine learning/data mining.
so i want to know what math subjects are used in frontier of these technology.
especially, high mathematical tool, like ...

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### Is there a mistake in Vapnik's “Basic Lemma”?

I have a concern about the "Basic Lemma" which Valdimir Vapnik states and proves in his 1998 book Statistical Learning Theory (ch. 14.3, pp. 574–76): It seems like a certain coefficient should have ...

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### A machine learning application question

I am familiar with basic probabilities, random processes but not so much of machine learning methods. This is the problem I am trying to solve.
I want to predict the nature of user activity on a ...

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### What is the Bahadur-Anderson Algorithm?

What is the Bahadur-Anderson Algorithm, and which book could one read to learn it?

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### A sampling and learning question

Suppose there is an oracle that returns a number $b \in \mathbb{Z}_{n}$ whenever I press the button.
We have $b = a + e$, where $a \in \mathbb{Z}_n$ is a fixed number and $e$ is sampled according to ...

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### Vertex cover for hamming graphs representing sets of bounded VC dimension

Let $S$ be a set of binary vectors (in $\lbrace 0,1 \rbrace^m $) whose VC dimension is $d$. Let $H$ be the Hamming graph generated from this set where each node represents a binary vector and two ...

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### VC dimension and boolean hypercube subgraphs

Are there any well studied graph theoretic properties that are common to all subgraphs of the boolean hypercubes that have a given VC dimension d.

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### Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of lines in the plane

I'm having some problems with this problem concerning VC dimensions ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VC_dimension ), I hope for some helping input.
Given a set $L$ of $n$ lines in the plane, define a ...

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### Monotonicity of the hard EM algorithm.

Consider the problem where we want to find a maximum likelihood estimate of $\theta$, given $X$ and $$P_\theta(Y) = \sum_z P_\theta(Y,x)$$ where $x$ is a latent variable.
I know that the soft EM ...

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### Classical Multidimensional Scaling

Hi,
I am doing an MDS with a distance matrix coming from geodesic distances between points X on a 3d mesh (ie., not euclidean distances), and try to find points Y in euclidean space which best ...

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### Reference request for manifold learning

I am interested in learning about manifold learning (no pun intended) and would like to know of some references that discuss the subject from a more geometric perspective. By manifold learning I mean ...

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### Nodes clusters with a distance matrix

Hi,
I have a (symmetric) matrix $M$ that represents the distance between each pair of nodes. For example,
A B C D E F G H I J K L
A 0 20 20 20 40 60 60 60 100 120 ...

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### The Polynomial Kernel

I Have seen two versions of the Polynomial Kernel during my time learning Kernel Methods for things such as regression analysis.
1) $\kappa_d(x,y) = (x \cdot y)^d$
2) $\kappa_d(x,y) = (x \cdot y + ...

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### Ranking sources at variable(random) frequencies

Hi,
I have this math modeling problem that I need help with. If I have 3 data sources, each being updated at different frequencies, what would be the best way to rank them so the less frequent ...

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### disconnected or poorly connected graphs in sport ratings systems

I've briefly read about rating systems that provide rankings to players based only on their performance wrt other players, in the context of chess. (for example, elo). When there is a lot of ...