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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)

Solving problems with order — RNNs

In the previous chapters, we have examined a number of models, from simple ones to more sophisticated ones, with some common properties:

  • They accept unique and isolated input
  • They have unique and fixed size output
  • The outputs will depend exclusively on the current input characteristics, without dependency on past or previous input

In real life, the pieces of information that the brain processes have an inherent structure and order, and the organization and sequence of every phenomenon we perceive has an influence on how we treat them. Examples of this include speech comprehension (the order of the words in a sentence), video sequence (the order of the frames in a video), and language translation. This prompted the creation of new models. The most important ones are grouped under the RNN umbrella.