Mathematical logic seminar - Feb 21 2017

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30 pm

Room: Wean Hall 8220

Speaker:     Deirdre Haskell    
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University

Title: Using model theory to find upper bounds on VC density


The VC dimension of a collection of sets is a concept used in probability and learning theory. It is closely related to the model-theoretic concept of the independence property. In this talk, I will illustrate these concepts in various examples, and show how the model-theoretic approach can give some bounds on VC density.