28th November 2003 - Boosting, Maximum Likelihood and Bregman divergence

Note that this is probably the last journal club meeting of 2003.

Shiro and Fernando will talk about the EM-like geometrical structure behind the Adaboost, which gives a proof of convergence with a related cost function. The main paper we will discuss is:

Guy Lebanon and John Lafferty, "Boosting and maximum likelihood for exponential models", NIPS*14

They will also present on generalization of Adaboost based on the following two papers: