This is the fourth and final volume of papers from a series of workshops called qComputational Learning Theory and `Natural' Learning Systems.q The purpose of the workshops was to explore the emerging intersection of theoretical learning research and natural learning systems. The workshops drew researchers from three historically distinct styles of learning research: computational learning theory, neural networks, and machine learning (a subfield of AI). Volume I of the series introduces the general focus of the workshops. Volume II looks at specific areas of interaction between theory and experiment. Volumes III and IV focus on key areas of learning systems that have developed recently. Volume III looks at the problem of qSelecting Good Models.q The present volume, Volume IV, looks at ways of qMaking Learning Systems Practical.q The editors divide the twenty-one contributions into four sections. The first three cover critical problem areas: 1) scaling up from small problems to realistic ones with large input dimensions, 2) increasing efficiency and robustness of learning methods, and 3) developing strategies to obtain good generalization from limited or small data samples. The fourth section discusses examples of real-world learning systems. ContributorsKlaus Abraham-Fuchs, Yasuhiro Akiba, Hussein Almuallim, Arunava Banerjee, Sanjay Bhansali, Alvis Brazma, Gustavo Deco, David Garvin, Zoubin Ghahramani, Mostefa Golea, Russell Greiner, Mehdi T. Harandi, John G. Harris, Haym Hirsh, Michael I. Jordan, Shigeo Kaneda, Marjorie Klenin, Pat Langley, Yong Liu, Patrick M. Murphy, Ralph Neuneier, E. M. Oblow, Dragan Obradovic, Michael J. Pazzani, Barak A. Pearlmutter, Nageswara S. V. Rao, Peter Rayner, Stephanie Sage, Martin F. Schlang, Bernd SchA¼rmann, Dale Schuurmans, Leon Shklar, V. Sundareswaran, Geoffrey Towell, Johann Uebler, Lucia M. Vaina, Takefumi Yamazaki, Anthony M. Zador.Supervised learning in neural networks has attracted considerable theoretical interest. ... So identifying the appropriate architecture that yields the best performance for a given task is of fundamental importance. ... it is not clear how the size of the network and its generalization ability are related to the size of the training set.

Title | : | Computational Learning Theory and Natural Learning Systems: Making learning systems practical |

Author | : | Stephen José Hanson, Russell Greiner, Thomas Petsche |

Publisher | : | MIT Press - 1997-01 |

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