**Boosting: Foundations and Algorithms**

by Robert E. Schapire, Yoav Freund

**Publisher**: The MIT Press 2014**ISBN-13**: 9780262310413**Number of pages**: 544

**Description**:

Boosting is an approach to machine learning based on the idea of creating a highly accurate predictor by combining many weak and inaccurate 'rules of thumb'. A remarkably rich theory has evolved around boosting, with connections to a range of topics, including statistics, game theory, convex optimization, and information geometry.

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