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  1. Boosting

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  1. Boosting

    Boosting is a machine learning meta-algorithm for reducing bias in supervised learning. Boosting is based on the question posed by Kearns: can a set of weak learners create a single strong learner? A weak learner is defined to be a classifier which is only slightly correlated with the true classification. In contrast, a strong learner is a classifier that is arbitrarily well-correlated with the true classification. Schapire's affirmative answer to Kearns' question has had significant ramifications in machine learning and statistics, most notably leading to the development of boosting. When first introduced, the hypothesis boosting problem simply referred to the process of turning a weak learner into a strong learner. "Informally, [the hypothesis boosting] problem asks whether an efficient learning algorithm […] that outputs a hypothesis whose performance is only slightly better than random guessing [i.e. a weak learner] implies the existence of an efficient algorithm that outputs an hypothesis of arbitrary accuracy [i.e. a strong learner]." Algorithms that achieve hypothesis boosting quickly became simply known as "boosting". Freund and Schapire's arcing, as a general technique, is more or less synonymous with boosting.

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  1. Zhao Yayun:

    Boosting investor confidence requires co-ordinated efforts (with other state agencies) rather than the CSRC alone.

  2. Jim Ritterbusch:

    The Saudis’ intent to eliminate a global supply surplus appears to be on track and capable of boosting crude prices further.

  3. Chris Williamson:

    Europe’s service sector is springing back into life. Easing virus restrictions and further vaccination progress are boosting demand for a wide variety of activities, especially in tourism, travel and hospitality.

  4. Tim Condon:

    Government spending is targeting sectors that advantage SOEs, so there's less insulating, less boosting to the private sector in the face of what are pretty stiff shocks.

  5. Barbara Kahn:

    All these holiday events that retailers plan are really about boosting consumption, now post-Covid, malls and stores are trying to lure shoppers back and get them comfortable shopping in person again versus online.

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