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The Machine Learning Workshop - Second Edition

By : Hyatt Saleh
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The Machine Learning Workshop - Second Edition

By: Hyatt Saleh

Overview of this book

Machine learning algorithms are an integral part of almost all modern applications. To make the learning process faster and more accurate, you need a tool flexible and powerful enough to help you build machine learning algorithms quickly and easily. With The Machine Learning Workshop, you'll master the scikit-learn library and become proficient in developing clever machine learning algorithms. The Machine Learning Workshop begins by demonstrating how unsupervised and supervised learning algorithms work by analyzing a real-world dataset of wholesale customers. Once you've got to grips with the basics, you'll develop an artificial neural network using scikit-learn and then improve its performance by fine-tuning hyperparameters. Towards the end of the workshop, you'll study the dataset of a bank's marketing activities and build machine learning models that can list clients who are likely to subscribe to a term deposit. You'll also learn how to compare these models and select the optimal one. By the end of The Machine Learning Workshop, you'll not only have learned the difference between supervised and unsupervised models and their applications in the real world, but you'll also have developed the skills required to get started with programming your very own machine learning algorithms.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Performance Analysis

In the following section, we will first perform error analysis using the accuracy metric as a tool to determine the condition that is affecting (in greater proportion) the performance of the algorithm. Once the model is diagnosed, the hyperparameters can be tuned to improve the overall performance of the algorithm. The final model will be compared to those that were created during the previous chapter in order to determine whether a neural network outperforms the other models.

Error Analysis

Using the accuracy score calculated in Activity 5.01, Training an MLP for Our Census Income Dataset, we can calculate the error rates for each of the sets and compare them against one another to diagnose the condition that is affecting the model. To do so, a Bayes error equal to 1% will be assumed, considering that other models in the previous chapter were able to achieve an accuracy level of over 97%:

Figure 5.9: Accuracy score and error rate of...