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Generalization Properties of Learning with Random Features
Alessandro Rudi · Lorenzo Rosasco

Tue Dec 05 06:30 PM -- 10:30 PM (PST) @ Pacific Ballroom #55
We study the generalization properties of ridge regression with random features in the statistical learning framework. We show for the first time that $O(1/\sqrt{n})$ learning bounds can be achieved with only $O(\sqrt{n}\log n)$ random features rather than $O({n})$ as suggested by previous results. Further, we prove faster learning rates and show that they might require more random features, unless they are sampled according to a possibly problem dependent distribution. Our results shed light on the statistical computational trade-offs in large scale kernelized learning, showing the potential effectiveness of random features in reducing the computational complexity while keeping optimal generalization properties.

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Alessandro Rudi (École Normale Supérieure, INRIA)
Lorenzo Rosasco (University of Genova- MIT - IIT)

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