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## Cost-Sensitive Boosting: A Unifying PerspectiveAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Gavin Brown, University of Manchester
- Friday 18 November 2016, 11:00-12:00
- Computer Science, The Sloman Lounge (UG).
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Lars Kunze. PLEASE NOTE: This AINC seminar will take place on Friday 18 Nov Speaker’s homepage: http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~gbrown/ Host: Prof. Jeremy Wyatt “Boosting” is one of the most studied and deployed algorithms in Machine
Learning history. In safety-critical data science applications such as
health Informatics, cost-sensitive predictions are essential. It is
therefore unsurprising that “cost-sensitive Boosting” has been widely
studied. In this work we provide a unifying perspective for two decades
of work on cost-sensitive Boosting algorithms. When analyzing the
literature 1997–2016, we find 15 distinct cost-sensitive variants of the
original algorithm. Each of these has its own motivation and claims to
superiority—so who should we believe? We proceed to critique the
literature using four theoretical frameworks: Bayesian decision theory,
functional gradient descent, margin theory, and probabilistic modelling.
We find that all algorithms are inconsistent with at least one theory.
The conclusion? All experiments and theory suggest taking the
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