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04-23-2013, 08:54 AM
 heeler Junior Member Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 1

On question 10 I found it hard to visualise how the pattern changed until I realised I could conformally map the problem given into one of the examples. This left me wondering if this is generally true for learning models.

I used the to transform the problem from to .

It seems like the connection is there but I wanted to ask in case I was leading myself astray.
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04-23-2013, 08:59 AM
 yaser Caltech Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Pasadena, California, USA Posts: 1,477
Re: *ANSWER* Q10 maybe

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 Originally Posted by heeler On question 10 I found it hard to visualise how the pattern changed until I realised I could conformally map the problem given into one of the examples. This left me wondering if this is generally true for learning models. I used the to transform the problem from to . It seems like the connection is there but I wanted to ask in case I was leading myself astray.
This is true here because the circles are concentric. In general, it may not be possible to reduce the learning model to an equivalent one-dimensional version.
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04-23-2013, 09:09 AM
 Elroch Invited Guest Join Date: Mar 2013 Posts: 143
Re: *ANSWER* Q10 maybe

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 Originally Posted by yaser This is true here because the circles are concentric. In general, it may not be possible to reduce the learning model to an equivalent one-dimensional version.
There's something about this problem that seems to make a lot of us think "can this really be right?" I think we agree it is. One way I thought of it was to observe that the hypothesis set can never separate any two points at the same radius. This means you only need to consider one representative point at each radius, without loss of generality.

This has an analogy to an idea in topology that when points share all the same neighbourhoods they are effectively like the same point, and a quotient space can be formed which merges all the unseparable points with each other. I feel there may be the potential for more connections between hypothesis sets and topology to be drawn, although there are major differences as well as similarities.

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