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Old 04-04-2013, 12:14 AM
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Default Relation between feasibility of learning and Hoeffding's Inequality.

Hello.

I understand that learning is picking out a function from a candidate set of functions that most closely resembles the target function. The feasibility of learning would be related to how close this resemblance is.

I understand also that Hoeffding's Inequality is an upper bound to the probability that the in-sample error rate deviates significantly from the real error rate. In the end, this upper bound simply implies that given a large enough sample, estimating the real error rate is feasible.

Is there any misconception in anything here so far?

So my question is: what does the Hoeffding inequality say about the feasibility of learning? Shouldn't it be feasibility of verifying hypothesis?
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