functional approximation

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cynthia Rudin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
I will describe work on three areas related to crowd-based user-centered modeling:

1) Growing Lists:
We want to combining the knowledge of many people (experts) in order to create sets of things that go together, starting from a small seed. The experts have varying levels of expertise. This is the same problem that Google Sets was designed to solve. (With Ben Letham and Katherine Heller)

2) Sequential Event Prediction for Personalized Recommendations:
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