ICML2011 Unsupervised and Transfer Learning
D.L. Silver, I. Guyon, G. Taylor, G.
Dror V. Lemaire
; JMLR W&CP 27:1–15, 2012.
We organized a data mining challenge in “unsupervised and transfer
learning” (the UTL
challenge) followed by a workshop of the same name at the ICML 2011
conference in Bellevue,
This introduction presents the highlights of the outstanding
contributions that were made, which
are regrouped in this issue of JMLR W&CP. Novel methodologies
emerged to capitalize on large
volumes of unlabeled data from tasks related (but diﬀerent) from a
target task, including a
method to learn data kernels (similarity measures) and new deep
architectures for feature