CSCE 478/878 (Fall 2014) Optional Homework 4
Assigned on Thursday, November 13
Tuesday, November 25
at 11:59 p.m.
When you hand in your results from this homework,
you should submit the following, in separate
- A single zip file called username.zip, where username is
your username on cse. In this file, put:
- Source code in in the language of your choice (in plain text files).
- A makefile and a README.txt file facilitating compilation and running
of your code (include a description of command line options).
If we cannot easily re-create your experiments, you might not get full
- All your data and results (in plain text files).
- A single .pdf file with your writeup of the results for all the
homework problems, including the last problem.
Only pdf will be accepted, and you should
only submit one pdf
file, with the name username.pdf, where username is
your username on cse. Include all your plots in this file, as
well as a detailed summary of your experimental setup, results,
and conclusions. If you have several plots, you might put a few
example ones in the main text and defer the rest to an appendix.
Remember that the quality of your writeup strongly affects your grade.
See the web page on
on Presenting Technical Material''.
Submit everything by the
due date and time using the
web-based handin program.
On this homework, you must work on your own and submit your own results written
in your own words.
- (50 pts)
Implement one (not more) of the following: (a) Bagging, (b) Adaboost, (c)
k-means clustering, or (d) hierarchical clustering.
If you implement Bagging or Adaboost, your base learner should be
decision stumps, and you should compare your implementation against one of the algorithms
that you implemented earlier this term on the same data sets. If you implement
clustering, then you may cluster either the data that you've used so far this term or some
new data (e.g., data with all real-valued attributes), and you must present the clustering
result in some meaningful way. No matter which one you implement, you must submit a quality
report along with your implementation, in separate files.
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