Optimality guarantees for distributed statistical estimation

5 May 2014John C. DuchiMichael I. JordanMartin J. WainwrightYuchen Zhang

Large data sets often require performing distributed statistical estimation, with a full data set split across multiple machines and limited communication between machines. To study such scenarios, we define and study some refinements of the classical minimax risk that apply to distributed settings, comparing to the performance of estimators with access to the entire data... (read more)

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