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The concept of "shatter" or "shattering" is vitally important in the fields of statistical learning theory, empirical processes, and probability theory in general. I have begun to improve the article entitled "shatter", but although it needs more content, it does indeed warrent an article of its own. Moreover, soon, I hope to begin an article on empirical processes, which is not in the Wikepedia yet, but really warrents an entry. I appreciate the editing and improvements made by Trovatore to my new article on shattering (which made many needed corrections to the earlier article, which was a good start, but had some difficulties about sets, subsets, and classes of sets) which I will continue to augment. -- sorry I am new at Wikipedia, but an old time mathematician. Sorry; forgot to sign in this time...will try to remember next time. Thanks again, Trovatore. Would like to discuss more about how we needed to invoke the Axiom of Choice in some of our work on shattering, and did indeed run into Russell's paradox.
I moved the article on statistical learning theory over to here, because "VC theory" is how a large majority of learning theorists refer to Vapnik's work. Otherwise, there is too much confusion between this theory and the general field of computational learning theory.
someone should merge shatter into this article
The definition in shatter is not in general use in set theory, and is kind of a trivial dicdef standing on its own. Maybe someone could give it some context and a home in this article. --Trovatore 05:07, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
Vapnik Chervonenkis theory and empirical processes
VC-theory, with a somewhat different approach, is important in the field of empirical processes. As the article on empirical processes is expanded, this will become apparent. Is it all right with everyone out there to add the empirical-process approach to VC-theory within this article? MathStatWoman 17:54, 20 January 2006 (UTC)