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Machine Learning for Developers

By : Rodolfo Bonnin
Book Image

Machine Learning for Developers

By: Rodolfo Bonnin

Overview of this book

Most of us have heard about the term Machine Learning, but surprisingly the question frequently asked by developers across the globe is, “How do I get started in Machine Learning?”. One reason could be attributed to the vastness of the subject area because people often get overwhelmed by the abstractness of ML and terms such as regression, supervised learning, probability density function, and so on. This book is a systematic guide teaching you how to implement various Machine Learning techniques and their day-to-day application and development. You will start with the very basics of data and mathematical models in easy-to-follow language that you are familiar with; you will feel at home while implementing the examples. The book will introduce you to various libraries and frameworks used in the world of Machine Learning, and then, without wasting any time, you will get to the point and implement Regression, Clustering, classification, Neural networks, and more with fun examples. As you get to grips with the techniques, you’ll learn to implement those concepts to solve real-world scenarios for ML applications such as image analysis, Natural Language processing, and anomaly detections of time series data. By the end of the book, you will have learned various ML techniques to develop more efficient and intelligent applications.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Model definition

If we wanted to summarize the machine learning process using just one word, it would certainly be models. This is because what we build with machine learning are abstractions or models representing and simplifying reality, allowing us to solve real-life problems based on a model that we have trained on.

The task of choosing which model to use is becoming increasingly difficult, given the increasing number of models appearing almost every day, but you can make general approximations by grouping methods by the type of task you want to perform and also the type of input data, so that the problem is simplified to a smaller set of options.

Asking ourselves the right questions

At the risk of generalizing too much...