We investigate the modeling and the numerical solution of machine learning problems with prediction functions which are linear combinations of elements of a possibly infinite dictionary of functions. We propose a novel flexible composite regularization model, which makes it possible to incorporate various priors on the coefficients of the prediction function, including sparsity and hard constraints. We show that the estimators obtained by minimizing the regularized empirical risk are consistent in a statistical sense, and we design an error-tolerant composite proximal thresholding algorithm for computing such estimators. New results on the asymptotic behavior of the proximal forward–backward splitting method are derived and exploited to establish the convergence properties of the proposed algorithm. In particular, our method features a o(1 / m) convergence rate in objective values.
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|Titolo:||Consistent learning by composite proximal thresholding|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|