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A tutorial on the crossentropy method
 Annals of Operations Research
, 2005
"... Abstract: The crossentropy method is a recent versatile Monte Carlo technique. This article provides a brief introduction to the crossentropy method and discusses how it can be used for rareevent probability estimation and for solving combinatorial, continuous, constrained and noisy optimization ..."
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Abstract: The crossentropy method is a recent versatile Monte Carlo technique. This article provides a brief introduction to the crossentropy method and discusses how it can be used for rareevent probability estimation and for solving combinatorial, continuous, constrained and noisy optimization
The CrossEntropy Method for Optimization
"... The crossentropy method is a versatile heuristic tool for solving difficult estimation and optimization problems, based on Kullback–Leibler (or crossentropy) minimization. As an optimization method it unifies many existing populationbased optimization heuristics. In this chapter we show how the cr ..."
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the crossentropy method can be applied to a diverse range of combinatorial, continuous, and noisy optimization problems. 1
The CrossEntropy Method for Combinatorial and Continuous Optimization
, 1999
"... We present a new and fast method, called the crossentropy method, for finding the optimal solution of combinatorial and continuous nonconvex optimization problems with convex bounded domains. To find the optimal solution we solve a sequence of simple auxiliary smooth optimization problems based on ..."
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We present a new and fast method, called the crossentropy method, for finding the optimal solution of combinatorial and continuous nonconvex optimization problems with convex bounded domains. To find the optimal solution we solve a sequence of simple auxiliary smooth optimization problems based
Bayesian Network Classifiers
, 1997
"... Recent work in supervised learning has shown that a surprisingly simple Bayesian classifier with strong assumptions of independence among features, called naive Bayes, is competitive with stateoftheart classifiers such as C4.5. This fact raises the question of whether a classifier with less restr ..."
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tested these approaches, using problems from the University of California at Irvine repository, and compared them to C4.5, naive Bayes, and wrapper methods for feature selection.
ATutorial on the CrossEntropy Method
, 2003
"... Abstract. The crossentropy (CE) method is a new generic approach to combinatorial and multiextremal optimization and rare event simulation. The purpose of this tutorial is to give a gentle introduction to the CE method. We present the CE methodology, the basic algorithm and its modifications, and ..."
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Abstract. The crossentropy (CE) method is a new generic approach to combinatorial and multiextremal optimization and rare event simulation. The purpose of this tutorial is to give a gentle introduction to the CE method. We present the CE methodology, the basic algorithm and its modifications
Consensus and cooperation in networked multiagent systems
 PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE
"... This paper provides a theoretical framework for analysis of consensus algorithms for multiagent networked systems with an emphasis on the role of directed information flow, robustness to changes in network topology due to link/node failures, timedelays, and performance guarantees. An overview of ..."
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of basic concepts of information consensus in networks and methods of convergence and performance analysis for the algorithms are provided. Our analysis framework is based on tools from matrix theory, algebraic graph theory, and control theory. We discuss the connections between consensus problems
Solving multiclass learning problems via errorcorrecting output codes
 JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH
, 1995
"... Multiclass learning problems involve nding a de nition for an unknown function f(x) whose range is a discrete set containing k>2values (i.e., k \classes"). The de nition is acquired by studying collections of training examples of the form hx i;f(x i)i. Existing approaches to multiclass l ..."
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Multiclass learning problems involve nding a de nition for an unknown function f(x) whose range is a discrete set containing k>2values (i.e., k \classes"). The de nition is acquired by studying collections of training examples of the form hx i;f(x i)i. Existing approaches to multiclass
Nonlinear component analysis as a kernel eigenvalue problem

, 1996
"... We describe a new method for performing a nonlinear form of Principal Component Analysis. By the use of integral operator kernel functions, we can efficiently compute principal components in highdimensional feature spaces, related to input space by some nonlinear map; for instance the space of all ..."
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We describe a new method for performing a nonlinear form of Principal Component Analysis. By the use of integral operator kernel functions, we can efficiently compute principal components in highdimensional feature spaces, related to input space by some nonlinear map; for instance the space of all
Complete discrete 2D Gabor transforms by neural networks for image analysis and compression
, 1988
"... AbstractA threelayered neural network is described for transforming twodimensional discrete signals into generalized nonorthogonal 2D “Gabor ” representations for image analysis, segmentation, and compression. These transforms are conjoint spatiahpectral representations [lo], [15], which provide ..."
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AbstractA threelayered neural network is described for transforming twodimensional discrete signals into generalized nonorthogonal 2D “Gabor ” representations for image analysis, segmentation, and compression. These transforms are conjoint spatiahpectral representations [lo], [15], which
Graphical models, exponential families, and variational inference
, 2008
"... The formalism of probabilistic graphical models provides a unifying framework for capturing complex dependencies among random variables, and building largescale multivariate statistical models. Graphical models have become a focus of research in many statistical, computational and mathematical fiel ..."
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fields, including bioinformatics, communication theory, statistical physics, combinatorial optimization, signal and image processing, information retrieval and statistical machine learning. Many problems that arise in specific instances — including the key problems of computing marginals and modes
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