Learning gradients from nonidentical data

Xue-Mei Dong


Selecting important variables and estimating coordinate covariation have received considerable attention in the current big data deluge. Previous work shows that the gradient of the regression function, the objective function in regression and classification problems, can provide both types of information. In this paper, an algorithm to learn this gradient function is proposed for nonidentical data. Under some mild assumptions on data distribution and the model parameters, a result on its learning rate is established which provides a theoretical guarantee for using this method in dynamical gene selection and in network security for recognition of malicious online attacks.



gradient learning, variable selection, coordinate covariation estimation

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v58i0.11206

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