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Hands-On Machine Learning on Google Cloud Platform

By : Giuseppe Ciaburro, V Kishore Ayyadevara, Alexis Perrier
Book Image

Hands-On Machine Learning on Google Cloud Platform

By: Giuseppe Ciaburro, V Kishore Ayyadevara, Alexis Perrier

Overview of this book

Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine combines the services of Google Cloud Platform with the power and flexibility of TensorFlow. With this book, you will not only learn to build and train different complexities of machine learning models at scale but also host them in the cloud to make predictions. This book is focused on making the most of the Google Machine Learning Platform for large datasets and complex problems. You will learn from scratch how to create powerful machine learning based applications for a wide variety of problems by leveraging different data services from the Google Cloud Platform. Applications include NLP, Speech to text, Reinforcement learning, Time series, recommender systems, image classification, video content inference and many other. We will implement a wide variety of deep learning use cases and also make extensive use of data related services comprising the Google Cloud Platform ecosystem such as Firebase, Storage APIs, Datalab and so forth. This will enable you to integrate Machine Learning and data processing features into your web and mobile applications. By the end of this book, you will know the main difficulties that you may encounter and get appropriate strategies to overcome these difficulties and build efficient systems.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Creating ML Applications with Firebase

Transforming Your Data

Real-world datasets are very varied: variables can be textual, numerical, or categorical, and observations can be missing, false, or wrong (outliers). To perform a proper data analysis, we will understand how to correctly parse data, clean it, and create an output matrix optimally built for machine learning analysis. To extract knowledge, it is essential that the reader is able to create an observation matrix using different techniques of data analysis and cleaning.

In this chapter, we'll present Cloud Dataprep, a service useful to preprocess the data, extract features, and clean up the records. We'll also cover Cloud Dataflow, a service to implement streaming and batch processing. We'll go into some practical details with real-life examples. We'll start from discovering different ways to transform data and the degree of cleaning data...