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Practical Machine Learning

By : Sunila Gollapudi
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Practical Machine Learning

By: Sunila Gollapudi

Overview of this book

This book explores an extensive range of machine learning techniques uncovering hidden tricks and tips for several types of data using practical and real-world examples. While machine learning can be highly theoretical, this book offers a refreshing hands-on approach without losing sight of the underlying principles. Inside, a full exploration of the various algorithms gives you high-quality guidance so you can begin to see just how effective machine learning is at tackling contemporary challenges of big data This is the only book you need to implement a whole suite of open source tools, frameworks, and languages in machine learning. We will cover the leading data science languages, Python and R, and the underrated but powerful Julia, as well as a range of other big data platforms including Spark, Hadoop, and Mahout. Practical Machine Learning is an essential resource for the modern data scientists who want to get to grips with its real-world application. With this book, you will not only learn the fundamentals of machine learning but dive deep into the complexities of real world data before moving on to using Hadoop and its wider ecosystem of tools to process and manage your structured and unstructured data. You will explore different machine learning techniques for both supervised and unsupervised learning; from decision trees to Naïve Bayes classifiers and linear and clustering methods, you will learn strategies for a truly advanced approach to the statistical analysis of data. The book also explores the cutting-edge advancements in machine learning, with worked examples and guidance on deep learning and reinforcement learning, providing you with practical demonstrations and samples that help take the theory–and mystery–out of even the most advanced machine learning methodologies.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Practical Machine Learning
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Deep learning taxonomy

The feature learning taxonomy for deep learning cases is depicted here:

Some of the frameworks that are used to implement neural network applications are listed here:

  • Theano is a Python library

  • Torch a Lua programming language

  • Deeplearning4J is an open, source Java-based framework that works with Spark and Hadoop

  • Caffe is a C++ based framework

Convolutional neural networks (CNN/ConvNets)

CNN, also known as convolution nets (ConvNets), are a variation of the regular neural networks.

Let us recap the function of the regular neural network. Regular neural networks have a single vector-based input that is transformed through a series of hidden layers where the neurons in each layer are connected with the neurons in its neighboring layers. The last layer in this series provides the output. This layer is called the output layer.

When the input to the neural network is an image and does not just fit into a single vector structure, the complexity grows. CNN have this slight variation...