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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)

The design of chatbots

The original ELIZA application was 200-odd lines of code. The Python NLTK implementation is similarly short. An excerpt is provided from NLTK's website (

As you can see from the code, input text was parsed and then matched against a series of regular expressions. Once the input was matched, a randomized response (that sometimes echoed back a portion of the input) was returned. So, something such as, I need a taco would trigger a response of, Would it really help you to get a taco? Obviously, the answer is yes, and, fortunately, we have advanced to the point that technology can provide you one (bless you, TacoBot), but this was early days still. Shockingly, some people actually believed ELIZA was a real human.

But what about more advanced bots? How are they built?

Surprisingly, most chatbots you&apos...