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Meta-Meta Classification for One-Shot Learning
We present a new approach, called meta-meta classification, to learning in small-data settings. In this approach, one uses a large set of learning problems to design an ensemble of learners, where each learner has high bias and low variance and is skilled at solving a specific type of learning problem. The meta-meta classifier learns how to examine a given learning problem and combine the various learners to solve the problem. The meta-meta learning approach is especially suited to solving few-shot learning tasks, as it is easier to learn to classify a new learning problem with little data than it is to apply a learning algorithm to a small data set. We evaluate the approach on a one-shot, one-class-versus-all classification task and show that it is able to outperform traditional meta-learning as well as ensembling approaches.