By Liam Ó Muirthile
Be aware: This paintings is within the Irish language simply - there isn't any English language translation within the e-book.
This literary novel set in Paris explores in round, cyclical type sessions in time - the start of the twentieth century and the start of the twenty first - and tales interwoven. This publication received a 2013 Oireachtas prize.
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As a result we probably did not make best use of the data. The above theory says that the predictive distribution (2) is available without reference to how the input locations x were chosen, or what the predictions will be used for. Normally a loss function would only be necessary if we wanted to use the predictive distribution, eg for making a decision. Then, given the loss function L(yguess , ytrue ), which speciﬁes the penalty for predicting yguess when the test target is ytrue , we would minimize our expected loss: yguess = argmin L(yguess , y) p(y|x, D, H) dy, (5) where again, the predictive distribution is independent of the loss function.
Putting probability mass in all of these locations makes us robust to classiﬁcation errors. If we had chosen to use only one expert for predictions we would risk obtaining an arbitrarily bad NLPD score. Figure 2 shows on a log scale a typical predictive distribution given a new test input, from our competition submission. One of the experts Hk is favored over the others; it contributes the sharp spike close to y = 220. Notice how the predictions from the experts far from the most probable spike give broader, less certain predictions.
An Colm Bán by Liam Ó Muirthile