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Xgboost: extreme gradient boosting
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This is an introductory document of using the xgboost package in R. xgboost is short for eXtreme Gradient Boosting package. It is an efficient and scalable implementation of gradient boosting framework by (Friedman)(Friedman et al.). The package

Mcrank: Learning to rank using multiple classification and gradient boosting
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P Li, Q Wu, CJ Burges- Advances in neural information processing papers.nips.cc We cast the ranking problem as (1) multiple classification ( Mc )(2) multiple ordinal classification, which lead to computationally tractable learning algorithms for relevance ranking in Web search. We consider the DCG criterion (discounted cumulative gain), a

A gradient -based boosting algorithm for regression problems
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In adaptive boosting , several weak learners trained sequentially are combined to boost the overall algorithm performance. Recently adaptive boosting methods for classification problems have been derived as gradient descent algorithms. This formulation justifies key

General functional matrix factorization using gradient boosting
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Matrix factorization is among the most successful techniques for collaborative filtering. One challenge of collaborative filtering is how to utilize available auxiliary information to improve prediction accuracy. In this paper, we study the problem of utilizing auxiliary information as

Gradient boosting for sequence alignment
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Sequence alignment is a common subtask in many applications such as genetic matching and music information retrieval. Crucial to the performance of any sequence alignment algorithm is an accurate model of the reward of transforming one sequence into another

Boosting algorithms as gradient descent
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We provide an abstract characterization of boosting algorithms as gradient decsent on cost- functionals in an inner-product function space. We prove convergence of these functional- gradient -descent algorithms under quite weak conditions. Following previous theoretical

Asymmetric Gradient Boosting with Application to Spam Filtering.
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In this paper, we propose a new asymmetric boosting method, Boosting with Different Costs. Traditional boosting methods assume the same cost for misclassified instances from different classes, and in this way focus on good performance with respect to overall

A Gentle introduction to gradient boosting
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Lets play a game You are given (x y1),(x y2),,(xn, yn), and the task is to fit a model F (x) to minimize square loss. Suppose your friend wants to help you and gives you a model F. You check his model and find the model is good but not perfect. There are some mistakes: F

Efficient second-order gradient boosting for conditional random fields
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Conditional random fields (CRFs) are an important class of models for accurate structured prediction, but effective design of the feature functions is a major challenge when applying CRF models to real world data. Gradient boosting , which is used to automatically induce and

Assessing gradient boosting in the reduction of misclassification error in the prediction of success for actuarial majors
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This paper provides a relatively new technique for predicting the retention of students in an actuarial mathematics program. The authors utilize data from a previous research study. In that study, logistic regression, classification trees, and neural networks were compared. The

Forecasting to Classification: Predicting the direction of stock market price using Xtreme Gradient Boosting
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Stock market prediction is the art of determining the future value of a company stock or other financial instrument traded on an exchange. It had been a real challenge for analysts and traders to predict the trends of stock market due to its uncertain nature. Stock prices are likely

HIT2016@ DPIL-FIRE2016: Detecting Paraphrases in Indian Languages based on Gradient Tree Boosting .
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Detecting paraphrase is an important and challenging task. It can be used in paraphrases generation and extraction, machine translation, question and answer and plagiarism detection. Since the same meaning of a sentence is expressed in another sentence using

Gradient boosting machine with H2O
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EmoNLP at SemEval-2018 Task 2: english emoji prediction with gradient boosting regression tree method and bidirectional LSTM
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This paper describes our system used in the English Emoji Prediction Task 2 at the SemEval- 2018. Our system is based on two supervised machine learning algorithms: Gradient Boosting Regression Tree Method (GBM) and Bidirectional Long Short-term Memory

Impact of gradient ascent and boosting algorithm in classification
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Boosting is the method used to improve the accuracy of any learning algorithm, which often suffers from over fitting problem, because of inappropriate coefficient associated to the data points. The objective of our research is to train the data, such that the weighing error of linear

Gradient Boosting Machine for High-dimensional Additive Models
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The gradient boosting machine proposed by Friedman (2001) represents a fundamental advance in statistical learning. Although previous studies have shown the effectiveness of this algorithm on fitting additive models when the sample size is much bigger than the

Predicting Eucalyptus stand volumes in African environments: An analysis using stochastic gradient boosting with multisource spatial data
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Eucalyptus stand volume was predicted using multispectral SPOT-5 image bands (short wave infrared, near infrared, red, green and blue), data acquired on 14 2012 and ancillary data (rainfall and tree age). To achieve the above goal, a stochastic gradient

Predicting usefulness of online reviews using stochastic gradient boosting and randomized trees
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This paper presents our analysis of online user reviews from different business categories posted on the internet rating and review services website Yelp. We use business, reviewer, and review level data to generate predictive features for estimating the number of useful

Patient-adapted and inter-patient ecg classification using neural network and gradient boosting
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Heart disease diagnosis is an important non-invasive technique. Therefore, there exists an effort to increase the accuracy of arrhythmia classification based on ECG signals. In this work, we present a novel approach of heart arrhythmia detection. The model consists of two

Poster: gbdt-rs: Fast and Trustworthy Gradient Boosting Decision Tree
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For data analysis services, the capability of preserving user privacy has become an eagerly demanded trait. However, most existing approaches are either unsound to close some major information leakage chanels or prohibitively expensive for practical deployment. We


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