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Old 01-13-2013, 04:06 PM
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Default How is linearity of PLA obvious?

The perceptron learning algo is very cool in its simplicity, but, although it was introduced in the course as sort of obviously linear, that was immediately apparen to me. Just wondering what made it obvious to others if it was. Is it the formula on page 6 (w-sub1*x-sub1 + w-sub2*x-sub2 + b = 0)? That seems similar to the old line equation of y=mx+b but not exactly same. However, after playing on paper with different choices of w's and b, I think I see that regardless of what values I choose for the weights and threshold that a line is formed. But how is that obvious theoretically that the shape is a line, without trying various values like i did?
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