# Empirical Loss Function

An Empirical Loss Function is a Function that quantifies the Errors over a Training Data Set.

**AKA:**Empirical Loss.**Counter-Example(s):**- Expected Loss Function (over the Training Set and Testing Set.

## References

### 2009

- (Chen et al., 2009) ⇒ Bo Chen, Wai Lam, Ivor Tsang, and Tak-Lam Wong. (2009). “Extracting Discrimininative Concepts for Domain Adaptation in Text Mining.” In: Proceedings of ACM SIGKDD Conference (KDD-2009). doi:10.1145/1557019.1557045
- … we propose a domain adaptation method that parameterizes this concept space by linear transformation under which we explicitly minimize the distribution difference between the source domain with sufficient labeled data and target domains with only unlabeled data, while at the same time minimizing the
**empirical loss**on the labeled data in the source domain.

- … we propose a domain adaptation method that parameterizes this concept space by linear transformation under which we explicitly minimize the distribution difference between the source domain with sufficient labeled data and target domains with only unlabeled data, while at the same time minimizing the

### 2008

- (Zou & Li, 2008) ⇒ Hui Zou, and Runze Li. (2008). “One-Step Sparse Estimates in Nonconcave Penalized Likelihood Models (with discussion).” In: Annals of Statistics. 36.

### 2004

- (Zhao & Yu, 2004) ⇒ Peng Zhao, and Bin Yu. (2004). “Boosted Lasso." Tech Report, Statistics Department, U. C. Berkeley.
- … The motivation comes from a critical observation that both FSF and Boosting only work in a forward fashion (so is FSF named). They always take steps that reduce
**empirical loss**the most regardless of the impact on model complexity (or the L1 penalty in the Lasso case).

- … The motivation comes from a critical observation that both FSF and Boosting only work in a forward fashion (so is FSF named). They always take steps that reduce