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The VC dimension (for Vapnik–Chervonenkis dimension) is a measure of the capacity (complexity, expressive power, richness, or flexibility) of a statistical classification algorithm, defined as the cardinality of the largest set of points that the algorithm can shatter.

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VC dimension of finite unions of one-sided intervals

What is the VC dimension of $k$ finite unions of one-sided intervals: If we take 3 one-sided intervals like $(-\infty, a_1] $, $(-\infty, a_2] $ and $(-\infty, a_3] $, I think union of these ...
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VC Dimension of A Set of Hypothesis

I am confused about what does a VC dimension of a set of hypothesis means. I have two hypothesis, say $H_1$ with VC dimension of $x$, and $H_2$ of VC dimension of $y$. Does this automatically mean ...
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VC dimensions: Let ${x_1, \ldots, x_N}$ be $N$ labelled points on $\mathbb{R}$, then there exists a sinusoid that separates these points

(Proposition, pg 26): Let ${x_1, \ldots, x_N}$ be $N$ points on $\mathbb{R}$, $N \in \mathbb{Z}$, labelled either $+1$ or $-1$ , then there exists a function from the set $\{t \mapsto \sin(\omega t)| \...
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Geometric intuition behind VC-dimension

Recently, I learnt about VC-dimension and how its boundedness assures PAC learnability on uncountable range spaces (let's assume that hypothesis class is the same as the family of concepts we want to ...
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VC Dimension of Origin-Centered Circle

Is the VC dimension of an origin-centered circle 1 or 2? It seems to me that the VC dimension of an origin centered circle should be 1, because for two points with distances from the origin r1 <= ...
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Do I have the right definition of VC dimension?

I am having some trouble understanding the notion of the VC dimension. The definition I have is the following: The VC dimension of a set of hypothesis functions $H$ is the cardinality of the ...
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Is it a problem that “successful” machine learning algorithms have large VC dimension?

In my limited exposure, it appears that "successful" machine learning algorithms tend to have very large VC dimension. For example, XGBoost is famous for being used to win the Higgs Boson Kaggle ...
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Why is deep learning hyped despite bad VC dimension?

The VC-dimension formula for neural networks ranges from $O(E)$ to $O(E^2)$, with $O(E^2V^2)$ in the worst case, where $E$ is the number of edges and $V$ is the number of nodes. The number of training ...
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VC dimension and binary operations

There are two classes of binary functions, $F_1,F_2$. The VC-dimension of $F_i$ is $d_i$. Is there any simple formula for the VC-dimension of the following classes? $F_\lor := \{ f_1(x) \lor f_2(x) |...
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The VC dimension when the samples are fixed

The VC dimension is usually used in the following way. There is a space of hypotheses. There is an unknown probability distribution. We sample some training-samples from this distribution. We find the ...
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VC dimension of monotone disjunctions of length k over n variables?

There are of course $n \choose k$ monotone disjunctions which bounds the VC dimension at $\log_2 {n \choose k}$. I'm wondering if this is bound at $k \log_2 n$? (Possibly follows from combinatorial ...
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Sample Complexity for Real-Valued PAC-Learnable Functions

Can anyone shed some light on how the VC Dimension affects the sample complexity bounds of infinite hypothesis classes with real-valued outputs in PAC learning, or how to calculate the sample ...
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VC Dimension Calculation for Intervals

As i See in ML Course a VC dimension calculation is very theoretical. What is the VC-dimension of intervals in R? The target function is specifieed by an interval, and labels any example positive ...
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If one hypothesis class is a proper subset of another, what is the relation of their VC dimensions?

Assume two hypotheses classes $H_A\subset H_B$ defined over the same instance space $\delta$. Assume also $VC(H_A)=d$, does this mean $VC(H_B)\geq d$ ? where $VC$ is the VC dimension. We can use the ...
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Why is the VC dimension different on intervals and half intervals?

As I read this lecture for being familiar with VC dimension we find on p. 8: VC(half intervals in $\mathbb{R}$ ) = 1 .... no subset of size 2 can be shattered VC(intervals in $\mathbb{R}$ )...
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VC dimension of 1-NN classifier for discrete metric space?

We know VC dimension of 1-NN classifier is infinite for continuous metric space. Is there any proof of VC dimension of 1-NN classifier if the metric space is discrete?
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VC dimension of complement

Let $C\subseteq 2^X$ be a concept class over $X$ and let $\bar{C}:=\{X\setminus c\mid c\in C\}$ be the complement. Show that $VCdim(C)=VCdim(\bar{C})$. Proof: Let $d:=VC_{dim}(C)$, then there exists ...
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What is usually the next step after showing the VC dimension?

I am new to statistical learning. I have a structure $X$ where I showed its hypothesis class $H$ has VC dimension $d$. All I know now is that I can bound the number of examples by $m\geq \frac{1}{\...
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VC dimension and optimal mistake bound

I have a question regarding optimal mistake bound for learning algorithm There is a famous fact that $VC(C) \leq Opt(C)$, where $C$ - set of learning concepts, VC(C) - VC dimension of C, $Opt(C)$ ...
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How to determine the size of training data using VC dimension?

I want to determine the size of training data ($m$) when I know the parameters $VC(H)$, $δ$ and $e$. As I know the $VC$ bound satisfy this equation: $$ \mathrm{error}_{\mathrm{true}}(h) \le \mathrm{...
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How to find the shattered set size for unknown hypothesis target

My aim is to prove a VC-dimension $d$ for different problems. All the problems I have do not have a target function (or concept) explicitly stated. This unlike most of the examples I came through. For ...
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VC dimension of linear separator in 3D

I am confused about the Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of a linear separator in 3 dimensions. In three dimensions, a linear separator would be a plane, and the classification model would be "...
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Vapnik-Chervonenkis Dimension: why cannot four points on a line be shattered by rectangles?

So I'm reading "Introduction to Machine Learning" 2nd edition, by Bishop, et. all. On page 27 they discuss the Vapnik-Chervonenkis Dimension which is, "The maximum number of points that can be ...
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Efficiently computing or approximating the VC-dimension of a neural network

My goal is to solve the following problem, which I have described by its input and output: Input: A directed acyclic graph $G$ with $m$ nodes, $n$ sources, and $1$ sink ($m > n \geq 1$). Output: ...