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Mastering Java Machine Learning by Krishna Choppella, Dr. Uday Kamath

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Chapter 2. Practical Approach to Real-World Supervised Learning

The ability to learn from observations accompanied by marked targets or labels, usually in order to make predictions about unseen data, is known as supervised machine learning. If the targets are categories, the problem is one of classification and if they are numeric values, it is called regression. In effect, what is being attempted is to infer the function that maps the data to the target. Supervised machine learning is used extensively in a wide variety of machine learning applications, whenever labeled data is available or the labels can be added manually.

The core assumption of supervised machine learning is that the patterns that are learned from the data used in training will ...

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