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Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Ethem Alpaydin
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A concise overview of machine learning -- computer programs that learn from data -- which underlies applications that include recommendation systems, face recognition, and driverless cars.

Today, machine learning underlies a range of applications we use every day, from product recommendations to voice recognition -- as well as some we don't yet use everyday, including driverless cars. It is the basis of the new approach in computing where we do not write programs but collect data; the idea is to learn the algorithms for the tasks automatically from data. As computing devices grow more ubiquitous, a larger part of our lives and work is recorded digitally, and as "Big Data" has gotten bigger, the theory of machine learning -- the foundation of efforts to process that data into knowledge -- has also advanced. In this book, machine learning expert Ethem Alpaydin offers a concise overview of the subject for the general reader, describing its evolution, explaining important learning algorithms, and presenting example applications.

Alpaydin offers an account of how digital technology advanced from number-crunching mainframes to mobile devices, putting today's machine learning boom in context. He describes the basics of machine learning and some applications; the use of machine learning algorithms for pattern recognition; artificial neural networks inspired by the human brain; algorithms that learn associations between instances, with such applications as customer segmentation and learning recommendations; and reinforcement learning, when an autonomous agent learns act so as to maximize reward and minimize penalty. Alpaydin then considers some future directions for machine learning and the new field of "data science," and discusses the ethical and legal implications for data privacy and security.

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  • Mit Press

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Neural Network Methods in Natural Language Processing (Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies)

Neural Network Methods in Natural Language Processing (Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies) Lowest new price: $67.46
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Author: Yoav Goldberg

Neural networks are a family of powerful machine learning models. This book focuses on the application of neural network models to natural language data. The first half of the book (Parts I and II) covers the basics of supervised machine learning and feed-forward neural networks, the basics of working with machine learning over language data, and the use of vector-based rather than symbolic representations for words. It also covers the computation-graph abstraction, which allows to easily define and train arbitrary neural networks, and is the basis behind the design of contemporary neural network software libraries.

The second part of the book (Parts III and IV) introduces more specialized neural network architectures, including 1D convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, conditioned-generation models, and attention-based models. These architectures and techniques are the driving force behind state-of-the-art algorithms for machine translation, syntactic parsing, and many other applications. Finally, we also discuss tree-shaped networks, structured prediction, and the prospects of multi-task learning.

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Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach

Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach Lowest new price: $22.32
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Author: Julia Silge

Much of the data available today is unstructured and text-heavy, making it challenging for analysts to apply their usual data wrangling and visualization tools. With this practical book, you’ll explore text-mining techniques with tidytext, a package that authors Julia Silge and David Robinson developed using the tidy principles behind R packages like ggraph and dplyr. You’ll learn how tidytext and other tidy tools in R can make text analysis easier and more effective.

The authors demonstrate how treating text as data frames enables you to manipulate, summarize, and visualize characteristics of text. You’ll also learn how to integrate natural language processing (NLP) into effective workflows. Practical code examples and data explorations will help you generate real insights from literature, news, and social media.

  • Learn how to apply the tidy text format to NLP
  • Use sentiment analysis to mine the emotional content of text
  • Identify a document’s most important terms with frequency measurements
  • Explore relationships and connections between words with the ggraph and widyr packages
  • Convert back and forth between R’s tidy and non-tidy text formats
  • Use topic modeling to classify document collections into natural groups
  • Examine case studies that compare Twitter archives, dig into NASA metadata, and analyze thousands of Usenet messages

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Deep Learning with Keras

Deep Learning with Keras Lowest new price: $45.98
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Author: Antonio Gulli

Key Features

  • Implement various deep-learning algorithms in Keras and see how deep-learning can be used in games
  • See how various deep-learning models and practical use-cases can be implemented using Keras
  • A practical, hands-on guide with real-world examples to give you a strong foundation in Keras

Book Description

This book starts by introducing you to supervised learning algorithms such as simple linear regression, the classical multilayer perceptron and more sophisticated deep convolutional networks. You will also explore image processing with recognition of hand written digit images, classification of images into different categories, and advanced objects recognition with related image annotations. An example of identification of salient points for face detection is also provided. Next you will be introduced to Recurrent Networks, which are optimized for processing sequence data such as text, audio or time series. Following that, you will learn about unsupervised learning algorithms such as Autoencoders and the very popular Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN). You will also explore non-traditional uses of neural networks as Style Transfer.

Finally, you will look at Reinforcement Learning and its application to AI game playing, another popular direction of research and application of neural networks.

What you will learn

  • Optimize step-by-step functions on a large neural network using the Backpropagation Algorithm
  • Fine-tune a neural network to improve the quality of results
  • Use deep learning for image and audio processing
  • Use Recursive Neural Tensor Networks (RNTNs) to outperform standard word embedding in special cases
  • Identify problems for which Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) solutions are suitable
  • Explore the process required to implement Autoencoders
  • Evolve a deep neural network using reinforcement learning

About the Author

Antonio Gulli is a software executive and business leader with a passion for establishing and managing global technological talent, innovation, and execution. He is an expert in search engines, online services, machine learning, information retrieval, analytics, and cloud computing. So far, he has been lucky enough to gain professional experience in four different countries in Europe and managed people in six different countries in Europe and America. Antonio served as CEO, GM, CTO, VP, director, and site lead in multiple fields spanning from publishing (Elsevier) to consumer internet (Ask.com and Tiscali) and high-tech R&D (Microsoft and Google).

Sujit Pal is a technology research director at Elsevier Labs, working on building intelligent systems around research content and metadata. His primary interests are information retrieval, ontologies, natural language processing, machine learning, and distributed processing. He is currently working on image classification and similarity using deep learning models. Prior to this, he worked in the consumer healthcare industry, where he helped build ontology-backed semantic search, contextual advertising, and EMR data processing platforms. He writes about technology on his blog at Salmon Run.

Table of Contents

  1. Neural Networks Foundations
  2. Keras Installation and API
  3. Deep Learning with ConvNets
  4. Generative Adversarial Networks and WaveNet
  5. Word Embeddings
  6. Recurrent Neural Network — RNN
  7. Additional Deep Learning Models
  8. AI Game Playing
  9. Conclusion

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Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Techniques (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)

Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Techniques (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) Lowest new price: $83.64
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Author: Daphne Koller
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A general framework for constructing and using probabilistic models of complex systems that would enable a computer to use available information for making decisions.

Most tasks require a person or an automated system to reason -- to reach conclusions based on available information. The framework of probabilistic graphical models, presented in this book, provides a general approach for this task. The approach is model-based, allowing interpretable models to be constructed and then manipulated by reasoning algorithms. These models can also be learned automatically from data, allowing the approach to be used in cases where manually constructing a model is difficult or even impossible. Because uncertainty is an inescapable aspect of most real-world applications, the book focuses on probabilistic models, which make the uncertainty explicit and provide models that are more faithful to reality.

Probabilistic Graphical Models discusses a variety of models, spanning Bayesian networks, undirected Markov networks, discrete and continuous models, and extensions to deal with dynamical systems and relational data. For each class of models, the text describes the three fundamental cornerstones: representation, inference, and learning, presenting both basic concepts and advanced techniques. Finally, the book considers the use of the proposed framework for causal reasoning and decision making under uncertainty. The main text in each chapter provides the detailed technical development of the key ideas. Most chapters also include boxes with additional material: skill boxes, which describe techniques; case study boxes, which discuss empirical cases related to the approach described in the text, including applications in computer vision, robotics, natural language understanding, and computational biology; and concept boxes, which present significant concepts drawn from the material in the chapter. Instructors (and readers) can group chapters in various combinations, from core topics to more technically advanced material, to suit their particular needs.

Features:

  • Probabilistic Graphical Models Principles and Techniques

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Machine Learning For Dummies

Machine Learning For Dummies Lowest new price: $17.94
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Author: John Paul Mueller
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Your no-nonsense guide to making sense of machine learning

Machine learning can be a mind-boggling concept for the masses, but those who are in the trenches of computer programming know just how invaluable it is. Without machine learning, fraud detection, web search results, real-time ads on web pages, credit scoring, automation, and email spam filtering wouldn't be possible, and this is only showcasing just a few of its capabilities. Written by two data science experts, Machine Learning For Dummies offers a much-needed entry point for anyone looking to use machine learning to accomplish practical tasks.

Covering the entry-level topics needed to get you familiar with the basic concepts of machine learning, this guide quickly helps you make sense of the programming languages and tools you need to turn machine learning-based tasks into a reality. Whether you're maddened by the math behind machine learning, apprehensive about AI, perplexed by preprocessing data—or anything in between—this guide makes it easier to understand and implement machine learning seamlessly.

  • Grasp how day-to-day activities are powered by machine learning
  • Learn to 'speak' certain languages, such as Python and R, to teach machines to perform pattern-oriented tasks and data analysis
  • Learn to code in R using R Studio
  • Find out how to code in Python using Anaconda

Dive into this complete beginner's guide so you are armed with all you need to know about machine learning!

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  • Machine Learning for Dummies

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Metalearning: Applications to Data Mining (Cognitive Technologies)

Metalearning: Applications to Data Mining (Cognitive Technologies) Lowest new price: $79.66
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Author: Pavel Brazdil
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Metalearning is the study of principled methods that exploit metaknowledge to obtain efficient models and solutions by adapting machine learning and data mining processes. While the variety of machine learning and data mining techniques now available can, in principle, provide good model solutions, a methodology is still needed to guide the search for the most appropriate model in an efficient way. Metalearning provides one such methodology that allows systems to become more effective through experience.

This book discusses several approaches to obtaining knowledge concerning the performance of machine learning and data mining algorithms. It shows how this knowledge can be reused to select, combine, compose and adapt both algorithms and models to yield faster, more effective solutions to data mining problems. It can thus help developers improve their algorithms and also develop learning systems that can improve themselves.

The book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in the areas of machine learning, data mining and artificial intelligence.

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Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps

Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps Lowest new price: $15.70
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Author: Daniel Drescher

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.

This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications.

What You'll Learn

  • What the blockchain is
  • Why it is needed and what problem it solves
  • Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential
  • Major components and their purpose
  • How various components of the blockchain work and interact
  • Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them
  • Major application scenarios

Who This Book Is For

Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it


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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business: A No-Nonsense Guide to Data Driven Technologies

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business: A No-Nonsense Guide to Data Driven Technologies Lowest new price: $13.65
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Author: Steven Finlay

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are now mainstream business tools. They are being applied across many industries to increase profits, reduce costs, save lives and improve customer experiences. Consequently, organisations which understand these tools and know how to use them are benefiting at the expense of their rivals. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business cuts through the technical jargon that is often associated with these subjects. It delivers a simple and concise introduction for managers and business people. The focus is very much on practical application, and how to work with technical specialists (data scientists) to maximise the benefits of these technologies.

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Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners: A Plain English Introduction

Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners: A Plain English Introduction Lowest new price: $8.87
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Author: Oliver Theobald


Ready to crank up a virtual server to smash through petabytes of data? Want to add 'Machine Learning' to your LinkedIn profile?


Well, hold on there...


Before you embark on your epic journey into the world of machine learning, there is a lot of basic theory to march through first.


But rather than spend $30-$50 USD on a dense long textbook, you may want to read this book first. As a clear and concise alternative to a textbook, this short book has become a Best Seller on Amazon as a practical and high-level introduction to machine learning.
Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners has been written and designed for absolute beginners. This means plain-English explanations and no coding experience required. Where core algorithms are introduced, clear explanations and visual examples are added to make it easy and engaging to follow along at home.
This title opens with a general introduction to machine learning from a macro level. The second half of the book is more practical and dives into introducing specific algorithms applied in machine learning, including their pros and cons. At the end of the book, I share insights and advice on further learning and careers in this space.
Disclaimer: If you have passed the 'beginner' stage in your study of machine learning and are ready to tackle deep learning and Scikit-learn, you would be well served with a long-format textbook. If, however, you are yet to reach that Lion King moment - as a fully grown Simba looking over the Pride Lands of Africa - then this is the book to gently hoist you up and offer you a clear lay of the land.

In this step-by-step guide you will learn:

- The very basics of Machine Learning that all beginners need to master
- Association Analysis used in the retail and E-commerce space
- Recommender Systems as you've seen online, including Amazon
- Decision Trees for visually mapping and classifying decision processes
- Regression Analysis to create trend lines and predict trends
- Data Reduction and Principle Component Analysis to cut through the noise
- k-means and k-nearest Neighbor (k-nn) Clustering to discover new data groupings
- Introduction to Deep Learning/Neural Networks
- Bias/Variance to optimize your machine learning model
- Careers in the field

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