## Sphere Packing Numbers for Subsets of the Boolean n-Cube with Bounded Vapnik-Chervonenkis Dimension (1992)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Haussler92spherepacking,

author = {David Haussler},

title = {Sphere Packing Numbers for Subsets of the Boolean n-Cube with Bounded Vapnik-Chervonenkis Dimension},

year = {1992}

}

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### Abstract

: Let V ` f0; 1g n have Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension d. Let M(k=n;V ) denote the cardinality of the largest W ` V such that any two distinct vectors in W differ on at least k indices. We show that M(k=n;V ) (cn=(k + d)) d for some constant c. This improves on the previous best result of ((cn=k) log(n=k)) d . This new result has applications in the theory of empirical processes. 1 The author gratefully acknowledges the support of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at UC Berkeley and ONR grant N00014-91-J-1162. 1 1 Statement of Results Let n be natural number greater than zero. Let V ` f0; 1g n . For a sequence of indices I = (i 1 ; . . . ; i k ), with 1 i j n, let V j I denote the projection of V onto I, i.e. V j I = f(v i 1 ; . . . ; v i k ) : (v 1 ; . . . ; v n ) 2 V g: If V j I = f0; 1g k then we say that V shatters the index sequence I. The Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of V is the size of the longest index sequence I that is shattered by V [VC71] (t...