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Building Machine Learning Systems with Python by Willi Richert, Luis Pedro Coelho

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Chapter 2. Learning How to Classify with Real-world Examples

Can a machine distinguish between flower species based on images? From a machine learning perspective, we approach this problem by having the machine learn how to perform this task based on examples of each species so that it can classify images where the species are not marked. This process is called classification (or supervised learning), and is a classic problem that goes back a few decades.

We will explore small datasets using a few simple algorithms that we can implement manually. The goal is to be able to understand the basic principles of classification. This will be a solid foundation to understanding later chapters as we introduce more complex methods that will, by necessity, ...

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