Theory of Computing Systems

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 151–170

Resource-Bounded Measure and Learnability

  • W. Lindner
  • R. Schuler
  • O. Watanabe

Abstract.

We consider the resource-bounded measure of polynomial-time learnable subclasses of polynomial-size circuits. We show that if EXP ≠ MA, then every PAC-learnable subclass of P/poly has EXP-measure zero. We introduce a nonuniformly computable variant of resource-bounded measure and show that, for every fixed polynomial q , any polynomial-time learnable subclass of circuits of size q has measure zero with respect to P/poly. We relate our results to the question of whether the class of Boolean circuits is polynomial-time learnable.

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© 2000 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Lindner
    • 1
  • R. Schuler
    • 1
  • O. Watanabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung Theoretische Informatik, Universität Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany lindner$@informatik.uni-ulm.de, schuler$@informatik.uni-ulm.de DE
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan watanabe@is.titech.ac.jpJP

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