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A simple maximum entropy ensemble: adding feature weights

 

This paper evaluates a simple technique for creating an ensemble out of a set of maximum entropy models: add the feature weights of the models together to produce a single maximum entropy model. The paper gives some theoretical justifications for this otherwise ad hoc technique, and shows that it is useful for parallelizing the training of a maximum entropy model.

 
citation

Maxwell, J. T. A simple maximum entropy ensemble: adding feature weights. PARC TR-2008-1; 2008 December.