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4.4 Other Bounds on Generalisation and Luckiness The previous section considered bounds on generalisation performance in terms of measures of the margin distribution. We argued that the bounds we must use in high dimensional spaces must be able to take advantage of favourable input distributions that are in some sense aligned with the target function. The bounds must avoid dependence on the dimension of the input space in favour of dependence on quantities measured as a result of the training algorithm, quantities that effectively assess how favourable the input distribution is. We described three results showing dependences on three different measures of the margin distribution. We will briefly argue in this section that bounds of this type do not necessarily have to depend on margin value. In particular the size of a sample compression scheme can be used to bound the generalisation by a relatively straightforward argument due to Littlestone and Warmuth. A sample compression scheme is defined by a fixed rule
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