Chapter 19

Ensemble Learning

Yaliang Li

State University of New York at BuffaloBuffalo, NY yaliangl@buffalo.edu

Jing Gao

State University of New York at BuffaloBuffalo, NY jing@buffalo.edu

Qi Li

State University of New York at BuffaloBuffalo, NY qli22@buffalo.edu

Wei Fan

Huawei Noah’s Ark LabHong Kong david.weifan@huawei.com

19.1 Introduction

People have known the benefits of combining information from multiple sources since a long time ago. From the old story of “blind men and an elephant,” we can learn the importance of capturing a big picture instead of focusing on one single perspective. In the story, a group of blind men touch different parts of an elephant to learn what it is like. Each of them makes a judgment about the elephant based ...

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