# Machine Learning: ECML-98 [electronic resource] :10th European Conference on Machine Learning Chemnitz, Germany, April 21–23, 1998 Proceedings /

##### Contributor(s): Nédellec, Claire [editor.] | Rouveirol, Céline [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).

Material type: BookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: 1398Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1998.Description: XIV, 426 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540697817.Subject(s): Computer science | Algorithms | Artificial intelligence | Computer Science | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Algorithm Analysis and Problem ComplexityOnline resources: Click here to access onlineLearning in agent-oriented worlds -- Naive (Bayes) at forty: The independence assumption in information retrieval -- Learning verbal transitivity using loglinear models -- Part-of-speech tagging using decision trees -- Inference of finite automata: Reducing the search space with an ordering of pairs of states -- Automatic acquisition of lexical knowledge from sparse and noisy data -- A normalization method for contextual data: Experience from a large-scale application -- Learning to classify x-ray images using relational learning -- ILP experiments in detecting traffic problems -- Simulating children learning and explaining elementary heat transfer phenomena: A multistrategy system at work -- Bayes optimal instance-based learning -- Bayesian and information-theoretic priors for Bayesian network parameters -- Feature subset selection in text-learning -- A monotonic measure for optimal feature selection -- Inducing models of human control skills -- God doesn't always shave with Occam's razor — Learning when and how to prune -- Error estimators for pruning regression trees -- Pruning decision trees with misclassification costs -- Text categorization with Support Vector Machines: Learning with many relevant features -- A short note about the application of polynomial kernels with fractional degree in Support Vector Learning -- Classification learning using all rules -- Improved pairwise coupling classification with correcting classifiers -- Experiments on solving multiclass learning problems by n 2-classifier -- Combining classifiers by constructive induction -- Boosting trees for cost-sensitive classifications -- Naive bayesian classifier committees -- Batch classifications with discrete finite mixtures -- Induction of recursive program schemes -- Predicate invention and learning from positive examples only -- An inductive logic programming framework to learn a concept from ambiguous examples -- First-order learning for Web mining -- Explanation-based generalization in game playing: Quantitative results -- Scope classification: An instance-based learning algorithm with a rule-based characterisation -- Error-correcting output codes for local learners -- Recursive lazy learning for modeling and control -- Using lattice-based framework as a tool for feature extraction -- Determining property relevance in concept formation by computing correlation between properties -- A buffering strategy to avoid ordering effects in clustering -- Coevolutionary, distributed search for inducing concept descriptions -- Continuous mimetic evolution -- A host-parasite genetic algorithm for asymmetric tasks -- Speeding up Q(?)-learning -- Q-learning and redundancy reduction in classifier systems with internal state -- Composing functions to speed up reinforcement learning in a changing world -- Theoretical results on reinforcement learning with temporally abstract options -- A general convergence method for Reinforcement Learning in the continuous case -- Interpretable neural networks with BP-SOM -- Convergence rate of minimization learning for neural networks.

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Machine Learning, ECML-98, held in Chemnitz, Germany, in April 1998. The book presents 21 revised full papers and 25 short papers reporting on work in progress together with two invited contributions; the papers were selected from a total of 100 submissions. The book is divided in sections on applications of ML, Bayesian networks, feature selection, decision trees, support vector learning, multiple models for classification, inductive logic programming, relational learning, instance-based learning, clustering, genetic algorithms, reinforcement learning and neural networks.

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