Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms - Second Edition

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  • Understand the characteristics of a machine learning algorithm
  • Implement algorithms from supervised, semi-supervised, unsupervised, and RL domains
  • Learn how regression works in time-series analysis and risk prediction
  • Create, model, and train complex probabilistic models
  • Cluster high-dimensional data and evaluate model accuracy
  • Discover how artificial neural networks work – train, optimize, and validate them
  • Work with autoencoders, Hebbian networks, and GANs

Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms, Second Edition helps you harness the real power of machine learning algorithms in order to implement smarter ways of meeting today's overwhelming data needs. This newly updated and revised guide will help you master algorithms used widely in semi-supervised learning, reinforcement learning, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning domains.

You will use all the modern libraries from the Python ecosystem – including NumPy and Keras – to extract features from varied complexities of data. Ranging from Bayesian models to the Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm to Hidden Markov models, this machine learning book teaches you how to extract features from your dataset, perform complex dimensionality reduction, and train supervised and semi-supervised models by making use of Python-based libraries such as scikit-learn. You will also discover practical applications for complex techniques such as maximum likelihood estimation, Hebbian learning, and ensemble learning, and how to use TensorFlow 2.x to train effective deep neural networks.

By the end of this book, you will be ready to implement and solve end-to-end machine learning problems and use case scenarios.

  • Updated to include new algorithms and techniques
  • Code updated to Python 3.8 & TensorFlow 2.x
  • New coverage of regression analysis, time series analysis, deep learning models, and cutting-edge applications
Page Count 798
Course Length 23 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781838820299
Date Of Publication 31 Jan 2020


Giuseppe Bonaccorso

Giuseppe Bonaccorso is Head of Data Science in a large multinational company. He received his M.Sc.Eng. in Electronics in 2005 from University of Catania, Italy, and continued his studies at University of Rome Tor Vergata, and University of Essex, UK. His main interests include machine/deep learning, reinforcement learning, big data, and bio-inspired adaptive systems. He is author of several publications including Machine Learning Algorithms and Hands-On Unsupervised Learning with Python, published by Packt.

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