Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics

Algorithms, Worked Examples, and Case Studies

Author: John D. Kelleher,Brian Mac Namee,Aoife D'Arcy

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029448

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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A comprehensive introduction to the most important machine learning approaches used in predictive data analytics, covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications.

Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics

Algorithms, Worked Examples, and Case Studies

Author: John D. Kelleher,Brian Mac Namee,Aoife D'Arcy

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262331748

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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Machine learning is often used to build predictive models by extracting patterns from large datasets. These models are used in predictive data analytics applications including price prediction, risk assessment, predicting customer behavior, and document classification. This introductory textbook offers a detailed and focused treatment of the most important machine learning approaches used in predictive data analytics, covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications. Technical and mathematical material is augmented with explanatory worked examples, and case studies illustrate the application of these models in the broader business context.After discussing the trajectory from data to insight to decision, the book describes four approaches to machine learning: information-based learning, similarity-based learning, probability-based learning, and error-based learning. Each of these approaches is introduced by a nontechnical explanation of the underlying concept, followed by mathematical models and algorithms illustrated by detailed worked examples. Finally, the book considers techniques for evaluating prediction models and offers two case studies that describe specific data analytics projects through each phase of development, from formulating the business problem to implementation of the analytics solution. The book, informed by the authors' many years of teaching machine learning, and working on predictive data analytics projects, is suitable for use by undergraduates in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or statistics; by graduate students in disciplines with applications for predictive data analytics; and as a reference for professionals.

Machine Learning

The Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data

Author: Peter Flach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107096391

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Covering all the main approaches in state-of-the-art machine learning research, this will set a new standard as an introductory textbook.

Understanding Machine Learning

From Theory to Algorithms

Author: Shai Shalev-Shwartz,Shai Ben-David

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107057132

Category: Computers

Page: 409

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Introduces machine learning and its algorithmic paradigms, explaining the principles behind automated learning approaches and the considerations underlying their usage.

Learning Kernel Classifiers

Theory and Algorithms

Author: Ralf Herbrich

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262263047

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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An overview of the theory and application of kernel classification methods. Linear classifiers in kernel spaces have emerged as a major topic within the field of machine learning. The kernel technique takes the linear classifier—a limited, but well-established and comprehensively studied model—and extends its applicability to a wide range of nonlinear pattern-recognition tasks such as natural language processing, machine vision, and biological sequence analysis. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of both the theory and algorithms of kernel classifiers, including the most recent developments. It begins by describing the major algorithmic advances: kernel perceptron learning, kernel Fisher discriminants, support vector machines, relevance vector machines, Gaussian processes, and Bayes point machines. Then follows a detailed introduction to learning theory, including VC and PAC-Bayesian theory, data-dependent structural risk minimization, and compression bounds. Throughout, the book emphasizes the interaction between theory and algorithms: how learning algorithms work and why. The book includes many examples, complete pseudo code of the algorithms presented, and an extensive source code library.

Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining:

Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Third Edition

Author: Bruce Ratner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351652389

Category: Computers

Page: 662

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The third edition of a bestseller, Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data is still the only book, to date, to distinguish between statistical data mining and machine-learning data mining. is a compilation of new and creative data mining techniques, which address the scaling-up of the framework of classical and modern statistical methodology, for predictive modeling and analysis of big data. SM-DM provides proper solutions to common problems facing the newly minted data scientist in the data mining discipline. Its presentation focuses on the needs of the data scientists (commonly known as statisticians, data miners and data analysts), delivering practical yet powerful, simple yet insightful quantitative techniques, most of which use the "old" statistical methodologies improved upon by the new machine learning influence.

Python Machine Learning Case Studies

Five Case Studies for the Data Scientist

Author: Danish Haroon

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484228235

Category: Computers

Page: 204

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Embrace machine learning approaches and Python to enable automatic rendering of rich insights and solve business problems. The book uses a hands-on case study-based approach to crack real-world applications to which machine learning concepts can be applied. These smarter machines will enable your business processes to achieve efficiencies on minimal time and resources. Python Machine Learning Case Studies takes you through the steps to improve business processes and determine the pivotal points that frame strategies. You’ll see machine learning techniques that you can use to support your products and services. Moreover you’ll learn the pros and cons of each of the machine learning concepts to help you decide which one best suits your needs. By taking a step-by-step approach to coding in Python you’ll be able to understand the rationale behind model selection and decisions within the machine learning process. The book is equipped with practical examples along with code snippets to ensure that you understand the data science approach to solving real-world problems. What You Will Learn Gain insights into machine learning concepts Work on real-world applications of machine learning Learn concepts of model selection and optimization Get a hands-on overview of Python from a machine learning point of view Who This Book Is For Data scientists, data analysts, artificial intelligence engineers, big data enthusiasts, computer scientists, computer sciences students, and capital market analysts.

Machine Learning

An Algorithmic Perspective, Second Edition

Author: Stephen Marsland

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759785

Category: Computers

Page: 457

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A Proven, Hands-On Approach for Students without a Strong Statistical Foundation Since the best-selling first edition was published, there have been several prominent developments in the field of machine learning, including the increasing work on the statistical interpretations of machine learning algorithms. Unfortunately, computer science students without a strong statistical background often find it hard to get started in this area. Remedying this deficiency, Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective, Second Edition helps students understand the algorithms of machine learning. It puts them on a path toward mastering the relevant mathematics and statistics as well as the necessary programming and experimentation. New to the Second Edition Two new chapters on deep belief networks and Gaussian processes Reorganization of the chapters to make a more natural flow of content Revision of the support vector machine material, including a simple implementation for experiments New material on random forests, the perceptron convergence theorem, accuracy methods, and conjugate gradient optimization for the multi-layer perceptron Additional discussions of the Kalman and particle filters Improved code, including better use of naming conventions in Python Suitable for both an introductory one-semester course and more advanced courses, the text strongly encourages students to practice with the code. Each chapter includes detailed examples along with further reading and problems. All of the code used to create the examples is available on the author’s website.

Evaluating Learning Algorithms

A Classification Perspective

Author: Nathalie Japkowicz,Mohak Shah

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494147

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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The field of machine learning has matured to the point where many sophisticated learning approaches can be applied to practical applications. Thus it is of critical importance that researchers have the proper tools to evaluate learning approaches and understand the underlying issues. This book examines various aspects of the evaluation process with an emphasis on classification algorithms. The authors describe several techniques for classifier performance assessment, error estimation and resampling, obtaining statistical significance as well as selecting appropriate domains for evaluation. They also present a unified evaluation framework and highlight how different components of evaluation are both significantly interrelated and interdependent. The techniques presented in the book are illustrated using R and WEKA, facilitating better practical insight as well as implementation. Aimed at researchers in the theory and applications of machine learning, this book offers a solid basis for conducting performance evaluations of algorithms in practical settings.

Data Science in R

A Case Studies Approach to Computational Reasoning and Problem Solving

Author: Deborah Nolan,Duncan Temple Lang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482234823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 539

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Effectively Access, Transform, Manipulate, Visualize, and Reason about Data and Computation Data Science in R: A Case Studies Approach to Computational Reasoning and Problem Solving illustrates the details involved in solving real computational problems encountered in data analysis. It reveals the dynamic and iterative process by which data analysts approach a problem and reason about different ways of implementing solutions. The book’s collection of projects, comprehensive sample solutions, and follow-up exercises encompass practical topics pertaining to data processing, including: Non-standard, complex data formats, such as robot logs and email messages Text processing and regular expressions Newer technologies, such as Web scraping, Web services, Keyhole Markup Language (KML), and Google Earth Statistical methods, such as classification trees, k-nearest neighbors, and naïve Bayes Visualization and exploratory data analysis Relational databases and Structured Query Language (SQL) Simulation Algorithm implementation Large data and efficiency Suitable for self-study or as supplementary reading in a statistical computing course, the book enables instructors to incorporate interesting problems into their courses so that students gain valuable experience and data science skills. Students learn how to acquire and work with unstructured or semistructured data as well as how to narrow down and carefully frame the questions of interest about the data. Blending computational details with statistical and data analysis concepts, this book provides readers with an understanding of how professional data scientists think about daily computational tasks. It will improve readers’ computational reasoning of real-world data analyses.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Second, Enlarged Edition

Author: Philip C. Jackson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152723

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Comprehensive survey of artificial intelligence — the study of how computers can be made to act intelligently. Includes introductory and advanced material. Extensive notes updating the main text. 132 illustrations.

Machine Learning

The New AI

Author: Ethem Alpaydin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262529513

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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A concise overview of machine learning -- computer programs that learn from data -- which underlies applications that include recommendation systems, face recognition, and driverless cars.

Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition

13th International Conference, MLDM 2017, New York, NY, USA, July 15-20, 2017, Proceedings

Author: Petra Perner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319624164

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, MLDM 2017, held in New York, NY, USA in July/August 2017.The 31 full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 150 submissions. The topics range from theoretical topics for classification, clustering, association rule and pattern mining to specific data mining methods for the different multi-media data types such as image mining, text mining, video mining, and Web mining.

The International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA2018)

Author: Aboul Ella Hassanien,Mohamed F. Tolba,Mohamed Elhoseny,Mohamed Mostafa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319746901

Category: Computers

Page: 717

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This book presents the refereed proceedings of the third International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications, AMLTA 2018, held in Cairo, Egypt, on February 22–24, 2018, and organized by the Scientific Research Group in Egypt (SRGE). The papers cover current research in machine learning, big data, Internet of Things, biomedical engineering, fuzzy logic, security, and intelligence swarms and optimization.

Software Engineering and Algorithms in Intelligent Systems

Proceedings of 7th Computer Science On-line Conference 2018

Author: Radek Silhavy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319911864

Category: Computers

Page: 486

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This book presents new software engineering approaches and methods, discussing real-world problems and exploratory research that describes novel approaches, modern design techniques, hybrid algorithms and empirical methods. This book constitutes part of the refereed proceedings of the Software Engineering and Algorithms in Intelligent Systems Section of the 7th Computer Science On-line Conference 2018 (CSOC 2018), held in April 2018.

Machine Learning with R

Author: Brett Lantz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782162151

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Written as a tutorial to explore and understand the power of R for machine learning. This practical guide that covers all of the need to know topics in a very systematic way. For each machine learning approach, each step in the process is detailed, from preparing the data for analysis to evaluating the results. These steps will build the knowledge you need to apply them to your own data science tasks.Intended for those who want to learn how to use R's machine learning capabilities and gain insight from your data. Perhaps you already know a bit about machine learning, but have never used R; or perhaps you know a little R but are new to machine learning. In either case, this book will get you up and running quickly. It would be helpful to have a bit of familiarity with basic programming concepts, but no prior experience is required.

Machine Learning for Decision Makers

Cognitive Computing Fundamentals for Better Decision Making

Author: Patanjali Kashyap

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484229886

Category: Computers

Page: 355

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Take a deep dive into the concepts of machine learning as they apply to contemporary business and management. You will learn how machine learning techniques are used to solve fundamental and complex problems in society and industry. Machine Learning for Decision Makers serves as an excellent resource for establishing the relationship of machine learning with IoT, big data, and cognitive and cloud computing to give you an overview of how these modern areas of computing relate to each other. This book introduces a collection of the most important concepts of machine learning and sets them in context with other vital technologies that decision makers need to know about. These concepts span the process from envisioning the problem to applying machine-learning techniques to your particular situation. This discussion also provides an insight to help deploy the results to improve decision-making. The book uses case studies and jargon busting to help you grasp the theory of machine learning quickly. You'll soon gain the big picture of machine learning and how it fits with other cutting-edge IT services. This knowledge will give you confidence in your decisions for the future of your business. What You Will Learn Discover the machine learning, big data, and cloud and cognitive computing technology stack Gain insights into machine learning concepts and practices Understand business and enterprise decision-making using machine learning Absorb machine-learning best practices Who This Book Is For Managers tasked with making key decisions who want to learn how and when machine learning and related technologies can help them.

Nature-Inspired Intelligent Techniques for Solving Biomedical Engineering Problems

Author: Kose, Utku,Guraksin, Gur Emre,Deperlioglu, Omer

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522547703

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 381

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Technological tools and computational techniques have enhanced the healthcare industry. These advancements have led to significant progress and novel opportunities for biomedical engineering. Nature-Inspired Intelligent Techniques for Solving Biomedical Engineering Problems is a pivotal reference source for emerging scholarly research on trends and techniques in the utilization of nature-inspired approaches in biomedical engineering. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as artificial intelligence, clinical decision support systems, and swarm intelligence, this publication is an ideal resource for medical practitioners, professionals, students, engineers, and researchers interested in the latest developments in biomedical technologies.

Machine Learning

A Bayesian and Optimization Perspective

Author: Sergios Theodoridis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128017228

Category: Computers

Page: 1062

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This tutorial text gives a unifying perspective on machine learning by covering both probabilistic and deterministic approaches -which are based on optimization techniques – together with the Bayesian inference approach, whose essence lies in the use of a hierarchy of probabilistic models. The book presents the major machine learning methods as they have been developed in different disciplines, such as statistics, statistical and adaptive signal processing and computer science. Focusing on the physical reasoning behind the mathematics, all the various methods and techniques are explained in depth, supported by examples and problems, giving an invaluable resource to the student and researcher for understanding and applying machine learning concepts. The book builds carefully from the basic classical methods to the most recent trends, with chapters written to be as self-contained as possible, making the text suitable for different courses: pattern recognition, statistical/adaptive signal processing, statistical/Bayesian learning, as well as short courses on sparse modeling, deep learning, and probabilistic graphical models. All major classical techniques: Mean/Least-Squares regression and filtering, Kalman filtering, stochastic approximation and online learning, Bayesian classification, decision trees, logistic regression and boosting methods. The latest trends: Sparsity, convex analysis and optimization, online distributed algorithms, learning in RKH spaces, Bayesian inference, graphical and hidden Markov models, particle filtering, deep learning, dictionary learning and latent variables modeling. Case studies - protein folding prediction, optical character recognition, text authorship identification, fMRI data analysis, change point detection, hyperspectral image unmixing, target localization, channel equalization and echo cancellation, show how the theory can be applied. MATLAB code for all the main algorithms are available on an accompanying website, enabling the reader to experiment with the code.

Machine Learning for Data Streams

with Practical Examples in MOA

Author: Albert Bifet,Ricard Gavaldà,Geoff Holmes,Bernhard Pfahringer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262346052

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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A hands-on approach to tasks and techniques in data stream mining and real-time analytics, with examples in MOA, a popular freely available open-source software framework. Today many information sources—including sensor networks, financial markets, social networks, and healthcare monitoring—are so-called data streams, arriving sequentially and at high speed. Analysis must take place in real time, with partial data and without the capacity to store the entire data set. This book presents algorithms and techniques used in data stream mining and real-time analytics. Taking a hands-on approach, the book demonstrates the techniques using MOA (Massive Online Analysis), a popular, freely available open-source software framework, allowing readers to try out the techniques after reading the explanations. The book first offers a brief introduction to the topic, covering big data mining, basic methodologies for mining data streams, and a simple example of MOA. More detailed discussions follow, with chapters on sketching techniques, change, classification, ensemble methods, regression, clustering, and frequent pattern mining. Most of these chapters include exercises, an MOA-based lab session, or both. Finally, the book discusses the MOA software, covering the MOA graphical user interface, the command line, use of its API, and the development of new methods within MOA. The book will be an essential reference for readers who want to use data stream mining as a tool, researchers in innovation or data stream mining, and programmers who want to create new algorithms for MOA.