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An algorithm for learning from hints

Abu-Mostafa, Y. S. (1993) An algorithm for learning from hints. In: Proceedings of 1993 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. Vol.2. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1653-1656. ISBN 0-7803-1422-0.

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To take advantage of prior knowledge (hints) about the function one wants to learn, we introduce a method that generalizes learning from examples to learning from hints. A canonical representation of hints is defined and illustrated. All hints are represented to the learning process by examples, and examples of the function are treated on equal footing with the rest of the hints. During learning, examples from different hints are selected for processing according to a given schedule. We present two types of schedules; fixed schedules that specify the relative emphasis of each hint, and adaptive schedules that are based on how well each hint has been learned so far. Our learning method is compatible with any descent technique.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1993 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. This work was supported by the United States AFOSR under Grant No. F49620-92-J-0398.
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