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Yet, some individually irrelevant features may become relevant in the context of others. This is illustrated in Figure 2 by scatter plots of two-dimensional binary classification problems. It is commonly thought that feature ranking techniques cannot solve problems of relevance “in context”. But actually, ranking criteria taking into account the context of other features can be defined, using the notion of conditional dependency. For instance, in Figure 2-a, X2 is independent of Y but it is conditionally dependent, given X1 .

4. Conclusion Taking in account budget constraints on both the number of examples and the computation time, we find qualitative differences between the generalization performance of small-scale learning systems and large-scale learning systems. The generalization properties of large-scale learning systems depend on both the statistical properties of the estimation procedure and the computational properties of the optimization algorithm. We illustrate this fact by deriving asymptotic results on gradient algorithms supported by an experimental validation.

Is a nondecreasing function of logNs /p, which also depends on the confidence with which the bound applies. Importantly, logNs is a measure of complexity of the feature selection problem since the ratio logNs /p governs generalization performances. In that respect, Ns should be made as small as possible and p as large as possible. 39 I. Guyon / Practical Feature Selection: From Correlation to Causality Table 1. Complexity of feature selection methods. Method Number of subsets tried: Ns Complexity: O(log Ns ) Feature ranking and nested subset methods N log N Greedy wrappers Exhaustive search wrappers N (N + 1)/2 2N log N N Unfortunately increasing p means reducing the number of training examples m and reducing Ns means reducing our chances of finding the optimal feature subset, both of which might result in increasing Evalid .

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