Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Second Edition
Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank
Data Mining, Second Edition, describes data mining techniques and shows how they work. The book is a major revision of the first edition that appeared in 1999. While the basic core remains the same, it has been updated to reflect the changes that have taken place over five years, and now has nearly double the references. The highlights of this new edition include thirty new technique sections; an enhanced Weka machine learning workbench, which now features an interactive interface; comprehensive information on neural networks; a new section on Bayesian networks; and much more. This text is designed for information systems practitioners, programmers, consultants, developers, information technology managers, specification writers as well as professors and students of graduate-level data mining and machine learning courses. Algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining—including tried and true techniques as well as leading edge methods Performance improvement techniques that work by transforming the input or output
Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank,Mark A. Hall
Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Third Edition, offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying machine learning tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated third edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning will teach you everything you need to know about preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, and the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining. Thorough updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including new material on Data Transformations, Ensemble Learning, Massive Data Sets, Multi-instance Learning, plus a new version of the popular Weka machine learning software developed by the authors. Witten, Frank, and Hall include both tried-and-true techniques of today as well as methods at the leading edge of contemporary research. The book is targeted at information systems practitioners, programmers, consultants, developers, information technology managers, specification writers, data analysts, data modelers, database R&D professionals, data warehouse engineers, data mining professionals. The book will also be useful for professors and students of upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level data mining and machine learning courses who want to incorporate data mining as part of their data management knowledge base and expertise. Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to your data mining projects Offers concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methods Includes downloadable Weka software toolkit, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks—in an updated, interactive interface. Algorithms in toolkit cover: data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, visualization
A Problem-Solver's Guide to Building Real-World Intelligent Systems
Author: Dipanjan Sarkar,Raghav Bali,Tushar Sharma
Master the essential skills needed to recognize and solve complex problems with machine learning and deep learning. Using real-world examples that leverage the popular Python machine learning ecosystem, this book is your perfect companion for learning the art and science of machine learning to become a successful practitioner. The concepts, techniques, tools, frameworks, and methodologies used in this book will teach you how to think, design, build, and execute machine learning systems and projects successfully. Practical Machine Learning with Python follows a structured and comprehensive three-tiered approach packed with hands-on examples and code. Part 1 focuses on understanding machine learning concepts and tools. This includes machine learning basics with a broad overview of algorithms, techniques, concepts and applications, followed by a tour of the entire Python machine learning ecosystem. Brief guides for useful machine learning tools, libraries and frameworks are also covered. Part 2 details standard machine learning pipelines, with an emphasis on data processing analysis, feature engineering, and modeling. You will learn how to process, wrangle, summarize and visualize data in its various forms. Feature engineering and selection methodologies will be covered in detail with real-world datasets followed by model building, tuning, interpretation and deployment. Part 3 explores multiple real-world case studies spanning diverse domains and industries like retail, transportation, movies, music, marketing, computer vision and finance. For each case study, you will learn the application of various machine learning techniques and methods. The hands-on examples will help you become familiar with state-of-the-art machine learning tools and techniques and understand what algorithms are best suited for any problem. Practical Machine Learning with Python will empower you to start solving your own problems with machine learning today! What You'll Learn Execute end-to-end machine learning projects and systems Implement hands-on examples with industry standard, open source, robust machine learning tools and frameworks Review case studies depicting applications of machine learning and deep learning on diverse domains and industries Apply a wide range of machine learning models including regression, classification, and clustering. Understand and apply the latest models and methodologies from deep learning including CNNs, RNNs, LSTMs and transfer learning. Who This Book Is For IT professionals, analysts, developers, data scientists, engineers, graduate students
Author: Atul Tripathi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Resolving and offering solutions to your machine learning problems with R About This Book Implement a wide range of algorithms and techniques for tackling complex data Improve predictions and recommendations to have better levels of accuracy Optimize performance of your machine-learning systems Who This Book Is For This book is for analysts, statisticians, and data scientists with knowledge of fundamentals of machine learning and statistics, who need help in dealing with challenging scenarios faced every day of working in the field of machine learning and improving system performance and accuracy. It is assumed that as a reader you have a good understanding of mathematics. Working knowledge of R is expected. What You Will Learn Get equipped with a deeper understanding of how to apply machine-learning techniques Implement each of the advanced machine-learning techniques Solve real-life problems that are encountered in order to make your applications produce improved results Gain hands-on experience in problem solving for your machine-learning systems Understand the methods of collecting data, preparing data for usage, training the model, evaluating the model's performance, and improving the model's performance In Detail Machine learning has become the new black. The challenge in today's world is the explosion of data from existing legacy data and incoming new structured and unstructured data. The complexity of discovering, understanding, performing analysis, and predicting outcomes on the data using machine learning algorithms is a challenge. This cookbook will help solve everyday challenges you face as a data scientist. The application of various data science techniques and on multiple data sets based on real-world challenges you face will help you appreciate a variety of techniques used in various situations. The first half of the book provides recipes on fairly complex machine-learning systems, where you'll learn to explore new areas of applications of machine learning and improve its efficiency. That includes recipes on classifications, neural networks, unsupervised and supervised learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and more. The second half of the book focuses on three different machine learning case studies, all based on real-world data, and offers solutions and solves specific machine-learning issues in each one. Style and approach Following a cookbook approach, we'll teach you how to solve everyday difficulties and struggles you encounter.
Author: Sunila Gollapudi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Tackle the real-world complexities of modern machine learning with innovative, cutting-edge, techniques About This Book Fully-coded working examples using a wide range of machine learning libraries and tools, including Python, R, Julia, and Spark Comprehensive practical solutions taking you into the future of machine learning Go a step further and integrate your machine learning projects with Hadoop Who This Book Is For This book has been created for data scientists who want to see machine learning in action and explore its real-world application. With guidance on everything from the fundamentals of machine learning and predictive analytics to the latest innovations set to lead the big data revolution into the future, this is an unmissable resource for anyone dedicated to tackling current big data challenges. Knowledge of programming (Python and R) and mathematics is advisable if you want to get started immediately. What You Will Learn Implement a wide range of algorithms and techniques for tackling complex data Get to grips with some of the most powerful languages in data science, including R, Python, and Julia Harness the capabilities of Spark and Hadoop to manage and process data successfully Apply the appropriate machine learning technique to address real-world problems Get acquainted with Deep learning and find out how neural networks are being used at the cutting-edge of machine learning Explore the future of machine learning and dive deeper into polyglot persistence, semantic data, and more In Detail Finding meaning in increasingly larger and more complex datasets is a growing demand of the modern world. Machine learning and predictive analytics have become the most important approaches to uncover data gold mines. Machine learning uses complex algorithms to make improved predictions of outcomes based on historical patterns and the behaviour of data sets. Machine learning can deliver dynamic insights into trends, patterns, and relationships within data, immensely valuable to business growth and development. This book explores an extensive range of machine learning techniques uncovering hidden tricks and tips for several types of data using practical and real-world examples. While machine learning can be highly theoretical, this book offers a refreshing hands-on approach without losing sight of the underlying principles. Inside, a full exploration of the various algorithms gives you high-quality guidance so you can begin to see just how effective machine learning is at tackling contemporary challenges of big data. This is the only book you need to implement a whole suite of open source tools, frameworks, and languages in machine learning. We will cover the leading data science languages, Python and R, and the underrated but powerful Julia, as well as a range of other big data platforms including Spark, Hadoop, and Mahout. Practical Machine Learning is an essential resource for the modern data scientists who want to get to grips with its real-world application. With this book, you will not only learn the fundamentals of machine learning but dive deep into the complexities of real world data before moving on to using Hadoop and its wider ecosystem of tools to process and manage your structured and unstructured data. You will explore different machine learning techniques for both supervised and unsupervised learning; from decision trees to Naive Bayes classifiers and linear and clustering methods, you will learn strategies for a truly advanced approach to the statistical analysis of data. The book also explores the cutting-edge advancements in machine learning, with worked examples and guidance on deep learning and reinforcement learning, providing you with practical demonstrations and samples that help take the theory–and mystery–out of even the most advanced machine learning methodologies. Style and approach A practical data science tutorial designed to give you an insight into the practical application of machine learning, this book takes you through complex concepts and tasks in an accessible way. Featuring information on a wide range of data science techniques, Practical Machine Learning is a comprehensive data science resource.
Powerful, Scalable Techniques for Deep Learning and AI
Author: Darren Cook
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Learn how to construct machine learning and data analysis scalable for big data using H2O software, using sample data sets and several machine-learning techniques including deep learning, random forests, unsupervised learning and ensemble learning.
Author: Ted Dunning,Ellen Friedman,Ellen Friedman, M.D.
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Building a simple but powerful recommendation system is much easier than you think. Approachable for all levels of expertise, this report explains innovations that make machine learning practical for business production settings—and demonstrates how even a small-scale development team can design an effective large-scale recommendation system. Apache Mahout committers Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman walk you through a design that relies on careful simplification. You’ll learn how to collect the right data, analyze it with an algorithm from the Mahout library, and then easily deploy the recommender using search technology, such as Apache Solr or Elasticsearch. Powerful and effective, this efficient combination does learning offline and delivers rapid response recommendations in real time. Understand the tradeoffs between simple and complex recommenders Collect user data that tracks user actions—rather than their ratings Predict what a user wants based on behavior by others, using Mahoutfor co-occurrence analysis Use search technology to offer recommendations in real time, complete with item metadata Watch the recommender in action with a music service example Improve your recommender with dithering, multimodal recommendation, and other techniques
Author: Ted Dunning,Ellen Friedman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Finding Data Anomalies You Didn't Know to Look For Anomaly detection is the detective work of machine learning: finding the unusual, catching the fraud, discovering strange activity in large and complex datasets. But, unlike Sherlock Holmes, you may not know what the puzzle is, much less what “suspects” you’re looking for. This O’Reilly report uses practical examples to explain how the underlying concepts of anomaly detection work. From banking security to natural sciences, medicine, and marketing, anomaly detection has many useful applications in this age of big data. And the search for anomalies will intensify once the Internet of Things spawns even more new types of data. The concepts described in this report will help you tackle anomaly detection in your own project. Use probabilistic models to predict what’s normal and contrast that to what you observe Set an adaptive threshold to determine which data falls outside of the normal range, using the t-digest algorithm Establish normal fluctuations in complex systems and signals (such as an EKG) with a more adaptive probablistic model Use historical data to discover anomalies in sporadic event streams, such as web traffic Learn how to use deviations in expected behavior to trigger fraud alerts
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Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen
Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank
A Beginner's Guide to Data Mining with Weka
Author: Andrew H. Johnston
Practical Machine Learning is a clear, hands-on introduction to machine learning written for programmers - no extensive background in math required. You'll learn the fundamentals of machine learning and how to use WEKA, a suite of free, open-source tools to build and test 'smart' algorithms and incorporate them into your code. An accessible introduction to this rapidly growing industry, perfect for any programmer looking to apply its principles to their work.
For Facial Recognition, Object Detection, and Pattern Recognition Using Python
Author: Himanshu Singh
Gain insights into image-processing methodologies and algorithms, using machine learning and neural networks in Python. This book begins with the environment setup, understanding basic image-processing terminology, and exploring Python concepts that will be useful for implementing the algorithms discussed in the book. You will then cover all the core image processing algorithms in detail before moving onto the biggest computer vision library: OpenCV. You’ll see the OpenCV algorithms and how to use them for image processing. The next section looks at advanced machine learning and deep learning methods for image processing and classification. You’ll work with concepts such as pulse coupled neural networks, AdaBoost, XG boost, and convolutional neural networks for image-specific applications. Later you’ll explore how models are made in real time and then deployed using various DevOps tools. All the concepts in Practical Machine Learning and Image Processing are explained using real-life scenarios. After reading this book you will be able to apply image processing techniques and make machine learning models for customized application. What You Will Learn Discover image-processing algorithms and their applications using Python Explore image processing using the OpenCV library Use TensorFlow, scikit-learn, NumPy, and other libraries Work with machine learning and deep learning algorithms for image processing Apply image-processing techniques to five real-time projects Who This Book Is For Data scientists and software developers interested in image processing and computer vision.
Author: Engr. S. M. Farrukh Akhtar
Category: Java (Computer program language)
Master different reinforcement learning techniques and their practical implementation using OpenAI Gym, Python and JavaAbout This Book* Take your machine learning skills to the next level with reinforcement learning techniques* Build automated decision-making capabilities in your systems* Cover Reinforcement Learning concepts, frameworks, algorithms, and more in detailWho This Book Is ForMachine learning/AI practitioners, data scientists, data analysts, machine learning engineers, and developers who are looking to expand their existing knowledge to build optimized machine learning models, will find this book very useful.What You Will Learn* Understand the basics of reinforcement learning methods, algorithms, and more, and the differences between supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning* Master the Markov Decision Process math framework by building an OO-MDP Domain in Java* Learn dynamic programming principles and the implementation of Fibonacci computation in Java* Understand Python implementation of temporal difference learning* Develop Monte Carlo methods and various policies used to build a Monte Carlo simulator using Python* Understand Policy Gradient methods and policies applied in the reinforcement domain* Instill reinforcement methods in the autonomous platform using a moving car example* Apply reinforcement learning algorithms in games with REINFORCEjsIn DetailReinforcement learning (RL) is becoming a popular tool for constructing autonomous systems that can improve themselves with experience. We will break the RL framework into its core building blocks, and provide you with details of each element.This book aims to strengthen your machine learning skills by acquainting you with reinforcement learning algorithms and techniques. This book is divided into three parts. The first part defines Reinforcement Learning and describes its basics. It also covers the basics of Python and Java frameworks, which we are going to use later in the book. The second part discusses learning techniques with basic algorithms such as Temporal Difference, Monte Carlo, and Policy Gradient-all with practical examples. Lastly, in the third part we apply Reinforcement Learning with the most recent and widely used algorithms via practical applications.By the end of this book, you'll know the practical implementation of case studies and current research activities to help you advance further with Reinforcement Learning.Style and approachThis hands-on book will further expand your machine learning skills by teaching you the different reinforcement learning algorithms and techniques using practical examples.
Data Mining Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques
Author: Witten - Frank - Hall - Pal
Category: Technology & Engineering
The convergence of computing and communication has produced a society that feeds on information. Yet most of the information is in its raw form: data. If data is characterized as recorded facts, then information is the set of patterns, or expectations, that underlie the data. There is a huge amount of information locked up in databases—information that is potentially important but has not yet been discovered or articulated. Our mission is to bring it forth. Data mining is the extraction of implicit, previously unknown, and potentially useful information from data. The idea is to build computer programs that sift through databases automatically, seeking regularities or patterns. Strong patterns, if found, will likely generalize to make accurate predictions on future data. Of course, there will be problems. Many patterns will be banal and uninteresting. Others will be spurious, contingent on accidental coincidences in the particular dataset used. And real data is imperfect: some parts will be garbled, some missing. Anything that is discovered will be inexact: there will be exceptions to every rule and cases not covered by any rule. Algorithms need to be robust enough to cope with imperfect data and to extract regularities that are inexact but useful. Machine learning provides the technical basis of data mining. It is used to extract information from the raw data in databases—information i.e., ideally, expressed in a comprehensible form and can be used for a variety of purposes. The process is one of abstraction: taking the data, warts and all, and inferring whatever structure underlies it. This book is about the tools and techniques of machine learning that are used in practical data mining for finding, and if possible describing, structural patterns in data. As with any burgeoning new technology that enjoys intense commercial attention, the use of machine learning is surrounded by a great deal of hype in the technical—and sometimes the popular—press. Exaggerated reports appear of the secrets that can be uncovered by setting learning algorithms loose on oceans of data. But there is no magic in machine learning, no hidden power, no alchemy. Instead there is an identifiable body of simple and practical techniques that can often extract useful information from raw data. This book describes these techniques and shows how they work. In many applications machine learning enables the acquisition of structural descriptions from examples. The kind of descriptions that are found can be used for prediction, explanation, and understanding. Some data mining applications focus on prediction: forecasting what will happen in new situations from data that describe what happened in the past, often by guessing the classification of new examples. But we are equally—perhaps more—interested in applications where the result of “learning” is an actual description of a structure that can be used to classify examples. This structural description supports explanation and understanding as well as prediction. In our experience, insights gained by the user are xxiii
Author: Allen B. Downey
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
Wenn Sie programmieren können, beherrschen Sie bereits Techniken, um aus Daten Wissen zu extrahieren. Diese kompakte Einführung in die Statistik zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie rechnergestützt, anstatt auf mathematischem Weg Datenanalysen mit Python durchführen können. Praktischer Programmier-Workshop statt grauer Theorie: Das Buch führt Sie anhand eines durchgängigen Fallbeispiels durch eine vollständige Datenanalyse -- von der Datensammlung über die Berechnung statistischer Kennwerte und Identifikation von Mustern bis hin zum Testen statistischer Hypothesen. Gleichzeitig werden Sie mit statistischen Verteilungen, den Regeln der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Visualisierungsmöglichkeiten und vielen anderen Arbeitstechniken und Konzepten vertraut gemacht. Statistik-Konzepte zum Ausprobieren: Entwickeln Sie über das Schreiben und Testen von Code ein Verständnis für die Grundlagen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik: Überprüfen Sie das Verhalten statistischer Merkmale durch Zufallsexperimente, zum Beispiel indem Sie Stichproben aus unterschiedlichen Verteilungen ziehen. Nutzen Sie Simulationen, um Konzepte zu verstehen, die auf mathematischem Weg nur schwer zugänglich sind. Lernen Sie etwas über Themen, die in Einführungen üblicherweise nicht vermittelt werden, beispielsweise über die Bayessche Schätzung. Nutzen Sie Python zur Bereinigung und Aufbereitung von Rohdaten aus nahezu beliebigen Quellen. Beantworten Sie mit den Mitteln der Inferenzstatistik Fragestellungen zu realen Daten.