Developments in Probabilistic Modelling with Neural Networks---Ensemble Learning

David J C MacKay

Ensemble learning by variational free energy minimization is a framework for statistical inference in which an ensemble of parameter vectors is optimized rather than a single parameter vector. The ensemble approximates the posterior probability distribution of the parameters. In this paper I give a review of ensemble learning using a simple example.


 KEY		="MacKay",
 AUTHOR		="D. J. C.  MacKay",
 TITLE		="Developments in Probabilistic Modelling with Neural
		  Networks -- Ensemble Learning",
 BOOKTITLE	="Neural Networks: Artificial Intelligence and
		  Industrial Applications. Proceedings of the 3rd
		  Annual Symposium on Neural Networks, Nijmegen,
		  Netherlands, 14-15 September 1995",
 YEAR		="1995",
 PUBLISHER	="Springer", 
 editors="Kappen, B. and Gielen, S.",
 ADDRESS	="Berlin",
 PAGES		="191-198", annote={MRAO 1926}

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