MACHINE LEARNING : COURSE OUTLINE
Duration: 5 Days
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Definition of learning systems. Goals and applications of machine learning. Aspects of developing a learning system: training data, concept representation, function approximation.
2. Inductive Classification
The concept learning task. Concept learning as search through a hypothesis space. General-to-specific ordering of hypotheses.
3. Decision Tree Learning
Representing concepts as decision trees. Recursive induction of decision trees. Picking the best splitting attribute: entropy and information gain. Searching for simple trees and computational complexity. Occam’s razor. Overfitting, noisy data, and pruning.
4. Ensemble Learning
Using committees of multiple hypotheses. Bagging, boosting, and DECORATE. Active learning with ensembles.
5. Experimental Evaluation of Learning Algorithms
Measuring the accuracy of learned hypotheses. Comparing learning algorithms: cross-validation, learning curves, and statistical hypothesis testing.
6. Computational Learning Theory
Models of learnability: learning in the limit; probably approximately correct (PAC) learning. Sample complexity: quantifying the number of examples needed to PAC learn.
7. Rule Learning: Propositional and First-Order
Translating decision trees into rules. Heuristic rule induction using separate and conquer and information gain.
8. Artificial Neural Networks
Neurons and biological motivation. Linear threshold units. Perceptrons: representational limitation and gradient descent training.
9. Support Vector Machines
Maximum margin linear separators. Quadractic programming solution to finding maximum margin separators. Kernels for learning non-linear functions.
10. Bayesian Learning
Probability theory and Bayes rule. Naive Bayes learning algorithm.
11. Instance-Based Learning
Constructing explicit generalizations versus comparing to past specific examples. k-Nearest-neighbor algorithm. Case-based learning.
12. Text Classification
Bag of words representation. Vector space model and cosine similarity. Relevance feedback and Rocchio algorithm. Clustering and Unsupervised Learning Learning from unclassified data. Clustering. Hierarchical Aglomerative Clustering. k- eanspartitional clustering.
13. Language Learning
Classification problems in language: word-sense disambiguation, sequence labeling. Hidden Markov models (HMM’s).
1. We will use Rstudio and Rpackage for the Practice
2. We will cover real time project using Machine learning.
1. Project Based on Real time dataset.
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