Mastering Unsupervised Learning with Python [Video]

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By Stefan Jansen
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About this video

In this video course you will understand the assumptions, advantages, and disadvantages of various popular clustering algorithms, and then learn how to apply them to different data sets for analysis. You will apply the Latent Dirichlet Allocation algorithm to model topics, which you can use as an input for a recommendation engine just like the New York Times did. You will be using cutting-edge, nonlinear dimensionality techniques (also called manifold learning)—such as T-SNE and UMAP—and autoencoders (unsupervised deep learning) to assess and visualize the information content in a higher dimension. You will be looking at K-Means, density-based clustering, and Gaussian mixture models. You will see hierarchical clustering through bottom-up and top-down strategies. You will go from preprocessing text to recommending interesting articles. Through this course, you will learn and apply concepts needed to ensure your mastery of unsupervised algorithms in Python.

By the end of this course, you will have mastered the application of Unsupervised Learning techniques and will be able to utilize them in your Data Science workflow—for instance, to extract more informative features for Supervised Learning problems. You will be able not only to interpret results but also to enhance them.

After having taken this course, you will have mastered the application of Unsupervised Learning with Python. All the code and supporting files for this course are available on Github at

Style and Approach

An exhaustive course packed with step-by-step instructions, working examples, and helpful advice. This course is divided into clear chunks, so you can learn at your own pace and focus on your area of interest.

Publication date:
August 2018
3 hours 52 minutes

About the Author

  • Stefan Jansen

    Stefan is the founder and CEO of Applied AI. He advises Fortune 500 companies, investment firms, and startups across industries on data & AI strategy, building data science teams, and developing end-to-end machine learning solutions for a broad range of business problems. Before his current venture, he was a partner and managing director at an international investment firm, where he built the predictive analytics and investment research practice. He was also a senior executive at a global fintech company with operations in 15 markets, advised Central Banks in emerging markets, and consulted for the World Bank. He holds Master's degrees in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and in Economics from Harvard and Free University Berlin, and a CFA Charter. He has worked in six languages across Europe, Asia, and the Americas and taught data science at Datacamp and General Assembly.

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