CSCE 478/878 (Fall 2014) Optional Homework 4

Assigned on Thursday, November 13
Due Tuesday, November 25 at 11:59 p.m.

When you hand in your results from this homework, you should submit the following, in separate files:
  1. A single zip file called, where username is your username on cse. In this file, put:
  2. 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 ``Tips 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.
  1. (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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