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Introduction to Machine Learning

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ISBN-10: 0262012111

ISBN-13: 9780262012119

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ethem Alpaydin

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The goal of machine learning is to program computers to use example data or past experience to solve a given problem. Many successful applications of machine learning exist already, including systems that analyze past sales data to predict customer behavior, recognize faces or spoken speech, optimize robot behavior so that a task can be completed using minimum resources, and extract knowledge from bioinformatics data. Introduction to Machine Learningis a comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering a broad array of topics not usually included in introductory machine learning texts. It discusses many methods based in different fields, including statistics, pattern recognition, neural networks, artificial intelligence, signal processing, control, and data mining, in order to present a unified treatment of machine learning problems and solutions. All learning algorithms are explained so that the student can easily move from the equations in the book to a computer program. The book can be used by advanced undergraduates and graduate students who have completed courses in computer programming, probability, calculus, and linear algebra. It will also be of interest to engineers in the field who are concerned with the application of machine learning methods. After an introduction that defines machine learning and gives examples of machine learning applications, the book covers supervised learning, Bayesian decision theory, parametric methods, multivariate methods, dimensionality reduction, clustering, nonparametric methods, decision trees, linear discrimination, multilayer perceptrons, local models, hidden Markov models, assessing and comparing classification algorithms, combining multiple learners, and reinforcement learning.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 445
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2

Ethem Alpaydin is a Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Bogazi�i University, Istanbul.

Series Foreword
Supervised Learning
Bayesian Decision Theory
Parametric Methods
Multivariate Methods
Dimensionality Reduction
Nonparametric Methods
Decision Trees
Linear Discrimination
Multilayer Perceptrons
Local Models
Hidden Markov Models
Assessing and Comparing Classification Algorithms
Combining Multiple Learners
Reinforcement Learning
Appendix: Probability