Koltchinskii, Vladimir.

Oracle inequalities in empirical risk minimization and sparse recovery problems : École d'été de probabilités de Saint-Flour XXXVIII-2008 / École d'été de probabilités de Saint-Flour XXXVIII-2008 Vladimir Koltchinskii. - Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer Verlag, 2011. - 1 online resource (ix, 254 pages) - Lecture notes in mathematics, 2033 0075-8434 ; . - Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag) ; 2033. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Empirical and Rademacher processes -- Bounding expected sup-norms of empirical and Rademacher processes -- Excess risk bounds -- Examples of excess risk bounds in prediction problems -- Penalized empirical risk minimization and model selection problems -- Linear programming in sparse recovery -- Convex penalization in sparse recovery -- Low rank matrix recovery : nuclear norm penalization.

The purpose of these lecture notes is to provide an introduction to the general theory of empirical risk minimization with an emphasis on excess risk bounds and oracle inequalities in penalized problems. In recent years, there have been new developments in this area motivated by the study of new classes of methods in machine learning such as large margin classification methods (boosting, kernel machines). The main probabilistic tools involved in the analysis of these problems are concentration and deviation inequalities by Talagrand along with other methods of empirical processes theory (symmetrization inequalities, contraction inequality for Rademacher sums, entropy and generic chaining bounds). Sparse recovery based on l_1-type penalization and low rank matrix recovery based on the nuclear norm penalization are other active areas of research, where the main problems can be stated in the framework of penalized empirical risk minimization, and concentration inequalities and empirical processes tools have proved to be very useful.

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Regression analysis--Congresses.
Estimation theory--Congresses.
Nonparametric statistics--Congresses.
Inequalities (Mathematics)
Sparse matrices.
Estimation theory.
Inequalities (Mathematics)
Nonparametric statistics.
Regression analysis.
Sparse matrices.

Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.

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