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No Free Lunch for Early Stopping

Çataltepe, Zehra and Abu-Mostafa, Yaser S. and Magdon-Ismail, Malik (1999) No Free Lunch for Early Stopping. Neural Computation, 11 (4). pp. 995-1009. ISSN 0899-7667. doi:10.1162/089976699300016557.

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We show that with a uniform prior on models having the same training error, early stopping at some fixed training error above the training error minimum results in an increase in the expected generalization error.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Received January 20, 1998; accepted August 6, 1998. Posted Online March 13, 2006. We thank members of the Caltech Learning Systems Group; Amir Atiya, Alexander Nicholson, Joseph Sill, and Xubo Song, for many useful discussions, and two anonymous referees for their comments that improved the presentation of this article.
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