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An Exact Probability Metric for Decision Tree Splitting
 Machine Learning
, 1997
"... ID3's information gain heuristic is wellknown to be biased towards multivalued attributes. This bias is only partially compensated by the gain ratio used in C4.5. Several alternatives have been proposed, notably orthogonality and Beta. Gain ratio and orthogonality are strongly correlated, and ..."
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, and all of the metrics share a common bias towards splits with one or more small expected values, under circumstances where the split likely ocurred by chance. Both classical and Bayesian statistics lead to the multiple hypergeometric distribution as the posterior probability of the null hypothesis. Both
Exact Matrix Completion via Convex Optimization
, 2008
"... We consider a problem of considerable practical interest: the recovery of a data matrix from a sampling of its entries. Suppose that we observe m entries selected uniformly at random from a matrix M. Can we complete the matrix and recover the entries that we have not seen? We show that one can perfe ..."
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perfectly recover most lowrank matrices from what appears to be an incomplete set of entries. We prove that if the number m of sampled entries obeys m ≥ C n 1.2 r log n for some positive numerical constant C, then with very high probability, most n × n matrices of rank r can be perfectly recovered
Robust Uncertainty Principles: Exact Signal Reconstruction From Highly Incomplete Frequency Information
, 2006
"... This paper considers the model problem of reconstructing an object from incomplete frequency samples. Consider a discretetime signal and a randomly chosen set of frequencies. Is it possible to reconstruct from the partial knowledge of its Fourier coefficients on the set? A typical result of this pa ..."
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of this paper is as follows. Suppose that is a superposition of spikes @ Aa @ A @ A obeying @�� � A I for some constant H. We do not know the locations of the spikes nor their amplitudes. Then with probability at least I @ A, can be reconstructed exactly as the solution to the I minimization problem I aH @ A s
CONTINUITY CORRECTION FOR FISHER'S EXACT PROBABILITY TEST
"... cjoiAtctlon Fisher's exact probability test is severely conservative when interpreted with reference to conventional alpha levels due to the discontinuity of the sampling distribution for 2 x 2 tables. An adjustment of the cell frequencies is proposed that results in a correction for continuit ..."
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cjoiAtctlon Fisher's exact probability test is severely conservative when interpreted with reference to conventional alpha levels due to the discontinuity of the sampling distribution for 2 x 2 tables. An adjustment of the cell frequencies is proposed that results in a correction
Random Early Detection Gateways for Congestion Avoidance.
 IEEELACM Transactions on Networking,
, 1993
"... AbstractThis paper presents Random Early Detection (RED) gateways for congestion avoidance in packetswitched networks. The gateway detects incipient congestion by computing the average queue size. The gateway could notify connections of congestion either by dropping packets arriving at the gatewa ..."
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at the gateway or by setting a bit in packet headers. When the average queue size exceeds a preset threshold, the gateway drops or marks each arriving packet with a certain probability, where the exact probability is a function of the average queue size. RED gateways keep the average queue size low while
Graphical models, exponential families, and variational inference
, 2008
"... The formalism of probabilistic graphical models provides a unifying framework for capturing complex dependencies among random variables, and building largescale multivariate statistical models. Graphical models have become a focus of research in many statistical, computational and mathematical fiel ..."
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of probability distributions — are best studied in the general setting. Working with exponential family representations, and exploiting the conjugate duality between the cumulant function and the entropy for exponential families, we develop general variational representations of the problems of computing
Dynamic Bayesian Networks: Representation, Inference and Learning
, 2002
"... Modelling sequential data is important in many areas of science and engineering. Hidden Markov models (HMMs) and Kalman filter models (KFMs) are popular for this because they are simple and flexible. For example, HMMs have been used for speech recognition and biosequence analysis, and KFMs have bee ..."
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random variable. DBNs generalize KFMs by allowing arbitrary probability distributions, not just (unimodal) linearGaussian. In this thesis, I will discuss how to represent many different kinds of models as DBNs, how to perform exact and approximate inference in DBNs, and how to learn DBN models from
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