Data-splitting improves statistical performance in overparameterized regimes
Proceedings of The 25th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, PMLR 151:10322-10350, 2022.
While large training datasets generally offer improvement in model performance, the training process becomes computationally expensive and time consuming. Distributed learning is a common strategy to reduce the overall training time by exploiting multiple computing devices. Recently, it has been observed in the single machine setting that overparameterization is essential for benign overfitting in ridgeless regression in Hilbert spaces. We show that in this regime, data splitting has a regularizing effect, hence improving statistical performance and computational complexity at the same time. We further provide a unified framework that allows to analyze both the finite and infinite dimensional setting. We numerically demonstrate the effect of different model parameters.