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Algorithmic Learning in a Random World

Algorithmic Learning in a Random World Author Vladimir Vovk
ISBN-10 9780387250618
Release 2005-12-05
Pages 324
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Algorithmic Learning in a Random World describes recent theoretical and experimental developments in building computable approximations to Kolmogorov's algorithmic notion of randomness. Based on these approximations, a new set of machine learning algorithms have been developed that can be used to make predictions and to estimate their confidence and credibility in high-dimensional spaces under the usual assumption that the data are independent and identically distributed (assumption of randomness). Another aim of this unique monograph is to outline some limits of predictions: The approach based on algorithmic theory of randomness allows for the proof of impossibility of prediction in certain situations. The book describes how several important machine learning problems, such as density estimation in high-dimensional spaces, cannot be solved if the only assumption is randomness.



Algorithmic Learning in a Random World

Algorithmic Learning in a Random World Author Vladimir Vovk
ISBN-10 0387001522
Release 2005
Pages 324
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A new scientific monograph developing significant new algorithmic foundations in machine learning theory. Researchers and postgraduates in CS, statistics, and A.I. will find the book an authoritative and formal presentation of some of the most promising theoretical developments in machine learning.



Algorithmic Learning in a Random World

Algorithmic Learning in a Random World Author Vladimir Vovk
ISBN-10 1441934715
Release 2010-11-10
Pages 324
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Algorithmic Learning in a Random World describes recent theoretical and experimental developments in building computable approximations to Kolmogorov's algorithmic notion of randomness. Based on these approximations, a new set of machine learning algorithms have been developed that can be used to make predictions and to estimate their confidence and credibility in high-dimensional spaces under the usual assumption that the data are independent and identically distributed (assumption of randomness). Another aim of this unique monograph is to outline some limits of predictions: The approach based on algorithmic theory of randomness allows for the proof of impossibility of prediction in certain situations. The book describes how several important machine learning problems, such as density estimation in high-dimensional spaces, cannot be solved if the only assumption is randomness.



Conformal Prediction for Reliable Machine Learning

Conformal Prediction for Reliable Machine Learning Author Vineeth Balasubramanian
ISBN-10 9780124017153
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 334
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The conformal predictions framework is a recent development in machine learning that can associate a reliable measure of confidence with a prediction in any real-world pattern recognition application, including risk-sensitive applications such as medical diagnosis, face recognition, and financial risk prediction. Conformal Predictions for Reliable Machine Learning: Theory, Adaptations and Applications captures the basic theory of the framework, demonstrates how to apply it to real-world problems, and presents several adaptations, including active learning, change detection, and anomaly detection. As practitioners and researchers around the world apply and adapt the framework, this edited volume brings together these bodies of work, providing a springboard for further research as well as a handbook for application in real-world problems. Understand the theoretical foundations of this important framework that can provide a reliable measure of confidence with predictions in machine learning Be able to apply this framework to real-world problems in different machine learning settings, including classification, regression, and clustering Learn effective ways of adapting the framework to newer problem settings, such as active learning, model selection, or change detection



Probability and Finance

Probability and Finance Author Glenn Shafer
ISBN-10 9780471461715
Release 2005-03-11
Pages 440
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Provides a foundation for probability based on game theory rather than measure theory. A strong philosophical approach with practical applications. Presents in-depth coverage of classical probability theory as well as new theory.



The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm Author Pedro Domingos
ISBN-10 9780465061921
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 352
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"Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read." --KDNuggets In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner-the Master Algorithm-and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.



Data Science Algorithms in a Week

Data Science Algorithms in a Week Author David Natingga
ISBN-10 9781787282742
Release 2017-08-16
Pages 210
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Build strong foundation of machine learning algorithms In 7 days. About This Book Get to know seven algorithms for your data science needs in this concise, insightful guide Ensure you're confident in the basics by learning when and where to use various data science algorithms Learn to use machine learning algorithms in a period of just 7 days Who This Book Is For This book is for aspiring data science professionals who are familiar with Python and have a statistics background. It is ideal for developers who are currently implementing one or two data science algorithms and want to learn more to expand their skill set. What You Will Learn Find out how to classify using Naive Bayes, Decision Trees, and Random Forest to achieve accuracy to solve complex problems Identify a data science problem correctly and devise an appropriate prediction solution using Regression and Time-series See how to cluster data using the k-Means algorithm Get to know how to implement the algorithms efficiently in the Python and R languages In Detail Machine learning applications are highly automated and self-modifying, and they continue to improve over time with minimal human intervention as they learn with more data. To address the complex nature of various real-world data problems, specialized machine learning algorithms have been developed that solve these problems perfectly. Data science helps you gain new knowledge from existing data through algorithmic and statistical analysis. This book will address the problems related to accurate and efficient data classification and prediction. Over the course of 7 days, you will be introduced to seven algorithms, along with exercises that will help you learn different aspects of machine learning. You will see how to pre-cluster your data to optimize and classify it for large datasets. You will then find out how to predict data based on the existing trends in your datasets. This book covers algorithms such as: k-Nearest Neighbors, Naive Bayes, Decision Trees, Random Forest, k-Means, Regression, and Time-series. On completion of the book, you will understand which machine learning algorithm to pick for clustering, classification, or regression and which is best suited for your problem. Style and approach Machine learning applications are highly automated and self-modifying which continue to improve over time with minimal human intervention as they learn with more data. To address the complex nature of various real world data problems, specialized machine learning algorithms have been developed that solve these problems perfectly.



Understanding Machine Learning

Understanding Machine Learning Author Shai Shalev-Shwartz
ISBN-10 9781107057135
Release 2014-05-19
Pages 409
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Introduces machine learning and its algorithmic paradigms, explaining the principles behind automated learning approaches and the considerations underlying their usage.



Machine Learning

Machine Learning Author Stephen Marsland
ISBN-10 9781498759786
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 457
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A Proven, Hands-On Approach for Students without a Strong Statistical Foundation Since the best-selling first edition was published, there have been several prominent developments in the field of machine learning, including the increasing work on the statistical interpretations of machine learning algorithms. Unfortunately, computer science students without a strong statistical background often find it hard to get started in this area. Remedying this deficiency, Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective, Second Edition helps students understand the algorithms of machine learning. It puts them on a path toward mastering the relevant mathematics and statistics as well as the necessary programming and experimentation. New to the Second Edition Two new chapters on deep belief networks and Gaussian processes Reorganization of the chapters to make a more natural flow of content Revision of the support vector machine material, including a simple implementation for experiments New material on random forests, the perceptron convergence theorem, accuracy methods, and conjugate gradient optimization for the multi-layer perceptron Additional discussions of the Kalman and particle filters Improved code, including better use of naming conventions in Python Suitable for both an introductory one-semester course and more advanced courses, the text strongly encourages students to practice with the code. Each chapter includes detailed examples along with further reading and problems. All of the code used to create the examples is available on the author’s website.



Machine Learning Algorithms

Machine Learning Algorithms Author Giuseppe Bonaccorso
ISBN-10 9781789345483
Release 2018-08-30
Pages 522
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An easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide for getting to grips with the real-world application of machine learning algorithms Key Features Explore statistics and complex mathematics for data-intensive applications Discover new developments in EM algorithm, PCA, and bayesian regression Study patterns and make predictions across various datasets Book Description Machine learning has gained tremendous popularity for its powerful and fast predictions with large datasets. However, the true forces behind its powerful output are the complex algorithms involving substantial statistical analysis that churn large datasets and generate substantial insight. This second edition of Machine Learning Algorithms walks you through prominent development outcomes that have taken place relating to machine learning algorithms, which constitute major contributions to the machine learning process and help you to strengthen and master statistical interpretation across the areas of supervised, semi-supervised, and reinforcement learning. Once the core concepts of an algorithm have been covered, you’ll explore real-world examples based on the most diffused libraries, such as scikit-learn, NLTK, TensorFlow, and Keras. You will discover new topics such as principal component analysis (PCA), independent component analysis (ICA), Bayesian regression, discriminant analysis, advanced clustering, and gaussian mixture. By the end of this book, you will have studied machine learning algorithms and be able to put them into production to make your machine learning applications more innovative. What you will learn Study feature selection and the feature engineering process Assess performance and error trade-offs for linear regression Build a data model and understand how it works by using different types of algorithm Learn to tune the parameters of Support Vector Machines (SVM) Explore the concept of natural language processing (NLP) and recommendation systems Create a machine learning architecture from scratch Who this book is for Machine Learning Algorithms is for you if you are a machine learning engineer, data engineer, or junior data scientist who wants to advance in the field of predictive analytics and machine learning. Familiarity with R and Python will be an added advantage for getting the best from this book.



The Multivariate Algorithmic Revolution and Beyond

The Multivariate Algorithmic Revolution and Beyond Author Hans L. Bodlaender
ISBN-10 9783642308918
Release 2012-06-16
Pages 506
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Parameterized complexity is currently a thriving field in complexity theory and algorithm design. A significant part of the success of the field can be attributed to Michael R. Fellows. This Festschrift has been published in honor of Mike Fellows on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It contains 20 papers that showcase the important scientific contributions of this remarkable man, describes the history of the field of parameterized complexity, and also reflects on other parts of Mike Fellows’s unique and broad range of interests, including his work on the popularization of discrete mathematics for young children. The volume contains several surveys that introduce the reader to the field of parameterized complexity and discuss important notions, results, and developments in this field.



Information Theory Inference and Learning Algorithms

Information Theory  Inference and Learning Algorithms Author David J. C. MacKay
ISBN-10 0521642981
Release 2003-09-25
Pages 628
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Fun and exciting textbook on the mathematics underpinning the most dynamic areas of modern science and engineering.



Learning Quantitative Finance with R

Learning Quantitative Finance with R Author Dr. Param Jeet
ISBN-10 9781786465252
Release 2017-03-23
Pages 284
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Implement machine learning, time-series analysis, algorithmic trading and more About This Book Understand the basics of R and how they can be applied in various Quantitative Finance scenarios Learn various algorithmic trading techniques and ways to optimize them using the tools available in R. Contain different methods to manage risk and explore trading using Machine Learning. Who This Book Is For If you want to learn how to use R to build quantitative finance models with ease, this book is for you. Analysts who want to learn R to solve their quantitative finance problems will also find this book useful. Some understanding of the basic financial concepts will be useful, though prior knowledge of R is not required. What You Will Learn Get to know the basics of R and how to use it in the field of Quantitative Finance Understand data processing and model building using R Explore different types of analytical techniques such as statistical analysis, time-series analysis, predictive modeling, and econometric analysis Build and analyze quantitative finance models using real-world examples How real-life examples should be used to develop strategies Performance metrics to look into before deciding upon any model Deep dive into the vast world of machine-learning based trading Get to grips with algorithmic trading and different ways of optimizing it Learn about controlling risk parameters of financial instruments In Detail The role of a quantitative analyst is very challenging, yet lucrative, so there is a lot of competition for the role in top-tier organizations and investment banks. This book is your go-to resource if you want to equip yourself with the skills required to tackle any real-world problem in quantitative finance using the popular R programming language. You'll start by getting an understanding of the basics of R and its relevance in the field of quantitative finance. Once you've built this foundation, we'll dive into the practicalities of building financial models in R. This will help you have a fair understanding of the topics as well as their implementation, as the authors have presented some use cases along with examples that are easy to understand and correlate. We'll also look at risk management and optimization techniques for algorithmic trading. Finally, the book will explain some advanced concepts, such as trading using machine learning, optimizations, exotic options, and hedging. By the end of this book, you will have a firm grasp of the techniques required to implement basic quantitative finance models in R. Style and approach This book introduces you to the essentials of quantitative finance with the help of easy-to-understand, practical examples and use cases in R. Each chapter presents a specific financial concept in detail, backed with relevant theory and the implementation of a real-life example.



Statistically Sound Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading of Financial Instruments

Statistically Sound Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading of Financial Instruments Author David Aronson
ISBN-10 148950771X
Release 2013
Pages 520
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This book serves two purposes. First, it teaches the importance of using sophisticated yet accessible statistical methods to evaluate a trading system before it is put to real-world use. In order to accommodate readers having limited mathematical background, these techniques are illustrated with step-by-step examples using actual market data, and all examples are explained in plain language. Second, this book shows how the free program TSSB (Trading System Synthesis & Boosting) can be used to develop and test trading systems. The machine learning and statistical algorithms available in TSSB go far beyond those available in other off-the-shelf development software. Intelligent use of these state-of-the-art techniques greatly improves the likelihood of obtaining a trading system whose impressive backtest results continue when the system is put to use in a trading account. Among other things, this book will teach the reader how to: Estimate future performance with rigorous algorithms Evaluate the influence of good luck in backtests Detect overfitting before deploying your system Estimate performance bias due to model fitting and selection of seemingly superior systems Use state-of-the-art ensembles of models to form consensus trade decisions Build optimal portfolios of trading systems and rigorously test their expected performance Search thousands of markets to find subsets that are especially predictable Create trading systems that specialize in specific market regimes such as trending/flat or high/low volatility More information on the TSSB program can be found at TSSBsoftware dot com.



Measures of Complexity

Measures of Complexity Author Vladimir Vovk
ISBN-10 9783319218526
Release 2015-09-03
Pages 399
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This book brings together historical notes, reviews of research developments, fresh ideas on how to make VC (Vapnik–Chervonenkis) guarantees tighter, and new technical contributions in the areas of machine learning, statistical inference, classification, algorithmic statistics, and pattern recognition. The contributors are leading scientists in domains such as statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science, and the book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in these domains.



Empirical Inference

Empirical Inference Author Bernhard Schoelkopf
ISBN-10 9783642411366
Release 2013-12-11
Pages 287
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This book honours the outstanding contributions of Vladimir Vapnik, a rare example of a scientist for whom the following statements hold true simultaneously: his work led to the inception of a new field of research, the theory of statistical learning and empirical inference; he has lived to see the field blossom; and he is still as active as ever. He started analyzing learning algorithms in the 1960s and he invented the first version of the generalized portrait algorithm. He later developed one of the most successful methods in machine learning, the support vector machine (SVM) – more than just an algorithm, this was a new approach to learning problems, pioneering the use of functional analysis and convex optimization in machine learning. Part I of this book contains three chapters describing and witnessing some of Vladimir Vapnik's contributions to science. In the first chapter, Léon Bottou discusses the seminal paper published in 1968 by Vapnik and Chervonenkis that lay the foundations of statistical learning theory, and the second chapter is an English-language translation of that original paper. In the third chapter, Alexey Chervonenkis presents a first-hand account of the early history of SVMs and valuable insights into the first steps in the development of the SVM in the framework of the generalised portrait method. The remaining chapters, by leading scientists in domains such as statistics, theoretical computer science, and mathematics, address substantial topics in the theory and practice of statistical learning theory, including SVMs and other kernel-based methods, boosting, PAC-Bayesian theory, online and transductive learning, loss functions, learnable function classes, notions of complexity for function classes, multitask learning, and hypothesis selection. These contributions include historical and context notes, short surveys, and comments on future research directions. This book will be of interest to researchers, engineers, and graduate students engaged with all aspects of statistical learning.



Conformal and Probabilistic Prediction with Applications

Conformal and Probabilistic Prediction with Applications Author Alexander Gammerman
ISBN-10 9783319333953
Release 2016-04-16
Pages 229
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Conformal and Probabilistic Prediction with Applications, COPA 2016, held in Madrid, Spain, in April 2016. The 14 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions and cover topics on theory of conformal prediction; applications of conformal prediction; and machine learning.