Talk:Boosting (machine learning)

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Bias vs. Variance[edit]

The first sentence of the article defines boosting as a method for reducing bias. Isn't this incorrect? If boosting provides generalization, and variance refers to the variance of the model for different training sets (i.e. high variance means overfitting), then boosting should reduce variance and thereby increase bias. I'm confused about this, could someone please comment?

Strong vs. Week[edit]

The explanation of strong vs. week learner is a bit confusing. Unfortunately, I am not the right person to explain it better. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.171.142.61 (talk) 08:42, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Boosting[edit]

Boosting is also a method for increasing the yield of a fisson bomb (Boosted fission weapon). Is that something that should be linked from this article? Or maybe put on the disambig. page for boost? --81.233.75.23 12:53, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

It should be in the disambug. page. Grokmenow 16:27, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Oh, didnt see the date. Sorry about that. Grokmenow 16:27, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Computer vision category[edit]

I removed this article from the computer vision category. Boosting is probably used by some people to solve CV problems but

  1. It is not a methodology developed within CV or specific to CV
  2. Boosting is already listed under the ensemble learning category which is linked to the CV category via maching learning.

--KYN 22:36, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Recent Articles[edit]

I removed two articles from the references section. Perhaps another references section should be started to include some of the additional research on boosting.

-- AaronArvey —Preceding unsigned comment added by AaronArvey (talkcontribs) 01:15, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

"branching program based boosters"[edit]

The paper cited in reference to "convex potential boosters [not being able to] withstand random classification noise" states that "branching program based boosters" can withstand noise.

It would be really swell if someone knowledgeable could explain what "branching program based boosters" are. (Sorry that I can't) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.103.189.41 (talk) 14:14, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Agreed! --149.148.237.120 (talk) 09:30, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Merging article[edit]

I think that this article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boosting_methods_for_object_categorization

should be merge with this one. Anyone agree ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.139.190.179 (talk) 20:21, 4 December 2012 (UTC)