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Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Technical Report, TR-UNL-CSE-2011-0013
Machine learning algorithms detects patterns, regularities, and rules from the training data and adjust program actions accordingly. For example, when a learner (a computer program) sees a set of patient cases (patient records) with corresponding diagnoses, it can predict the presence of a disease for future patients. A somewhat unrealistic assumption in typical machine learning applications is that data is freely available. In my dissertation, I will present our research efforts to mitigate this assumption in the areas of active machine learning and budgeted machine learning.