Parallel Online Learning

author: John Langford, Microsoft Research
published: Jan. 19, 2010,   recorded: December 2009,   views: 6226


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A fundamental limit on the speed of training and prediction is imposed by bandwidth: there is a finite amount of data that a computer can access in a fixed amount of time. Somewhat surprisingly, we can build an online learning algorithm fully capable of hitting this limit. I will discuss approaches for breaking the bandwidth limit, including empirical results.

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