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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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    The numerical value of boosting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

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    The numerical value of boosting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Shigetoshi Ikeyama:

    Knowing that Japanese companies are interested in boosting economic ties in future, state minister Yamagiwa had general discussions on streamlining the environment for that, but did not discuss an investment pact in particular, another reason for Yamagiwa's visit was to avoid being beaten by European and U.S. companies.

  2. Takeshi Minami:

    Non-manufacturers are boosting spending on expectations that private consumption will recover, so this should serve as a key driver of growth.

  3. John McCain:

    There is no weapon in our arsenal that offers more effective close-air support to American ground troops serving in harm's way than the A-10 aircraft, i look forward to seeing our A-10 pilots continue to make important advances in the fight against ISIL in the Middle East, boosting NATO's efforts to deter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, and supporting vital missions for U.S. national security wherever they are needed.

  4. Masahiro Ichikawa:

    The deal with Mexico is boosting sentiment while expectations of U.S. rate cuts will be also supporting share prices, still, with limited progress seen so far in U.S.-China trade talks, the most important issue for markets, stock prices will be able to rise only so much.

  5. 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.

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