Efficient training set use for blood pressure prediction in a large scale learning classifier system

Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2015

Published July 15, 2015

Erik Hemberg, Kalyan Veeramachaneni, Franck Dernoncourt, Mark Wagy, Una-May O'Reilly

We define a machine learning problem to forecast arterial blood pressure. Our goal is to solve this problem with a large scale learning classifier system. Because learning classifiers systems are extremely computationally intensive and this problem's eventually large training set will be very costly to execute, we address how to use less of the training set while not negatively impacting learning accuracy. Our approach is to allow competition among solutions which have not been evaluated on the entire training set. The best of these solutions are then evaluated on more of the training set while their offspring start off being evaluated on less of the training set. To keep selection fair, we divide competing solutions according to how many training examples they have been tested on.

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Research Area:  AI & Machine Learning