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Financial Applications of Learning from Hints

Abu-Mostafa, Yaser S. (1995) Financial Applications of Learning from Hints. In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 7. The MIT Press , Cambridge, MA, pp. 411-418. ISBN 0-262-20104-6.

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The basic paradigm for learning in neural networks is 'learning from examples' where a training set of input-output examples is used to teach the network the target function. Learning from hints is a generalization of learning from examples where additional information about the target function can be incorporated in the same learning process. Such information can come from common sense rules or special expertise. In financial market applications where the training data is very noisy, the use of such hints can have a decisive advantage. We demonstrate the use of hints in foreign-exchange trading of the U.S. Dollar versus the British Pound, the German Mark, the Japanese Yen, and the Swiss Franc, over a period of 32 months. We explain the general method of learning from hints and how it can be applied to other markets. The learning model for this method is not restricted to neural networks.

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