This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory, ALT 2006, held in Barcelona, Spain in October 2006, colocated with the 9th International Conference on Discovery Science, DS 2006.
The 24 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 53 submissions. The papers are dedicated to the theoretical foundations of machine learning; they address topics such as query models, on-line learning, inductive inference, algorithmic forecasting, boosting, support vector machines, kernel methods, reinforcement learning, and statistical learning models.
This volume contains the papers presented at the 17th Annual Internation Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2006) which was held in Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain), October 7–10, 2006. The conference was organized with support from the PASCAL Network within the framework of PASCAL Dialogues 2006, which comprised three conferences..