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Python Machine Learning Blueprints - Second Edition

By : Alexander Combs, Michael Roman
Book Image

Python Machine Learning Blueprints - Second Edition

By: Alexander Combs, Michael Roman

Overview of this book

Machine learning is transforming the way we understand and interact with the world around us. This book is the perfect guide for you to put your knowledge and skills into practice and use the Python ecosystem to cover key domains in machine learning. This second edition covers a range of libraries from the Python ecosystem, including TensorFlow and Keras, to help you implement real-world machine learning projects. The book begins by giving you an overview of machine learning with Python. With the help of complex datasets and optimized techniques, you’ll go on to understand how to apply advanced concepts and popular machine learning algorithms to real-world projects. Next, you’ll cover projects from domains such as predictive analytics to analyze the stock market and recommendation systems for GitHub repositories. In addition to this, you’ll also work on projects from the NLP domain to create a custom news feed using frameworks such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow, and Keras. Following this, you’ll learn how to build an advanced chatbot, and scale things up using PySpark. In the concluding chapters, you can look forward to exciting insights into deep learning and you'll even create an application using computer vision and neural networks. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to analyze data seamlessly and make a powerful impact through your projects.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Build a Recommendation Engine

Like so many things, it was born of frustration and stiff cocktails. It was a Saturday, and the two young men were once again stuck without a date for the night. As they sat pouring drinks and sharing laments, the two Harvard freshmen began to flesh out an idea. What if, instead of relying on random chance to meet the right girl, they could use a computer algorithm?

The key to matching people up, they felt, would be to create a set of questions that provided the sort of information everyone is really looking for on those first awkward dates. By matching people using these questionnaires, you could eliminate dates that could best be avoided. The process would be super efficient.

The idea was to market their new service to college students in Boston and around the country. And in short order, that's exactly what they did.

Soon after, the digital...