Machine Learning A Probabilistic Perspective

ISBN-10: 0262018020

ISBN-13: 9780262018029

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kevin P. Murphy

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Today's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, a unified, probabilistic approach. The coverage combines breadth and depth, offering necessary background material on such topics as probability, optimization, and linear algebra as well as discussion of recent developments in the field, including conditional random fields, L1 regularization, and deep learning. The book is written in an informal, accessible style, complete with pseudo-code for the most important algorithms. All topics are copiously illustrated with color images and worked examples drawn from such application domains as biology, text processing, computer vision, and robotics. Rather than providing a cookbook of different heuristic methods, the book stresses a principled model-based approach, often using the language of graphical models to specify models in a concise and intuitive way. Almost all the models described have been implemented in a MATLAB software package--PMTK (probabilistic modeling toolkit)--that is freely available online. The book is suitable for upper-level undergraduates with an introductory-level college math background and beginning graduate students.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1104
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.554
Language: English

#60;b#62;Kevin P. Murphy#60;/b#62; is Associate Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of #60;i#62;Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the Politics of Progressive Era Reform#60;/i#62; (2008), co-editor of #60;i#62;Queer Twin Cities#60;/i#62; (2010), and co-editor of "Queer Futures," a special issue of the #60;i#62;Radical History Review#60;/i#62; (2008).#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Jennifer M. Spear#60;/b#62; is Assistant Professor of History at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of #60;i#62;Race, Sex, and Social Order in Early New Orleans#60;/i#62; (2009).#60;p#62;

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