Early Stop Criterion from the Bootstrap Ensemble

Lars Kai Hansen, Jan Larsen, Torben L. Fog

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    This paper addresses the problem of generalization error estimation in neural networks. A new early stop criterion based on a Bootstrap estimate of the generalization error is suggested. The estimate does not require the network to be trained to the minimum of the cost function, as required by other methods based on asymptotic theory. Moreover, in contrast to methods based on cross-validation which require data left out for testing, and thus biasing the estimate, the Bootstrap technique does not have this disadvantage. The potential of the suggested technique is demonstrated on various time-series problems
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE ICASSP'97
    Place of PublicationMunich, Germany
    Publication date1997
    ISBN (Print)0-8186-7919-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    Event1997 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 21 Apr 199724 Apr 1997


    Conference1997 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
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