## Book description

**Updated and revised second edition of the bestselling guide to exploring and mastering the most important algorithms for solving complex machine learning problems**

#### Key Features

- Updated to include new algorithms and techniques
- Code updated to Python 3.8 & TensorFlow 2.x
- New coverage of regression analysis, time series analysis, deep learning models, and cutting-edge applications

#### Book Description

Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms, Second Edition helps you harness the real power of machine learning algorithms in order to implement smarter ways of meeting today's overwhelming data needs. This newly updated and revised guide will help you master algorithms used widely in semi-supervised learning, reinforcement learning, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning domains.

You will use all the modern libraries from the Python ecosystem – including NumPy and Keras – to extract features from varied complexities of data. Ranging from Bayesian models to the Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm to Hidden Markov models, this machine learning book teaches you how to extract features from your dataset, perform complex dimensionality reduction, and train supervised and semi-supervised models by making use of Python-based libraries such as scikit-learn. You will also discover practical applications for complex techniques such as maximum likelihood estimation, Hebbian learning, and ensemble learning, and how to use TensorFlow 2.x to train effective deep neural networks.

By the end of this book, you will be ready to implement and solve end-to-end machine learning problems and use case scenarios.

#### What you will learn

- Understand the characteristics of a machine learning algorithm
- Implement algorithms from supervised, semi-supervised, unsupervised, and RL domains
- Learn how regression works in time-series analysis and risk prediction
- Create, model, and train complex probabilistic models
- Cluster high-dimensional data and evaluate model accuracy
- Discover how artificial neural networks work – train, optimize, and validate them
- Work with autoencoders, Hebbian networks, and GANs

#### Who this book is for

This book is for data science professionals who want to delve into complex ML algorithms to understand how various machine learning models can be built. Knowledge of Python programming is required.

## Table of contents

- Preface
- Machine Learning Model Fundamentals
- Loss Functions and Regularization
- Introduction to Semi-Supervised Learning
- Advanced Semi-Supervised Classification
- Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning
- Clustering and Unsupervised Models
- Advanced Clustering and Unsupervised Models
- Clustering and Unsupervised Models for Marketing
- Generalized Linear Models and Regression
- Introduction to Time-Series Analysis
- Bayesian Networks and Hidden Markov Models
- The EM Algorithm
- Component Analysis and Dimensionality Reduction
- Hebbian Learning
- Fundamentals of Ensemble Learning
- Advanced Boosting Algorithms
- Modeling Neural Networks
- Optimizing Neural Networks
- Deep Convolutional Networks
- Recurrent Neural Networks
- Autoencoders
- Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks
- Deep Belief Networks
- Introduction to Reinforcement Learning
- Advanced Policy Estimation Algorithms
- Other Books You May Enjoy
- Index

## Product information

- Title: Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms - Second Edition
- Author(s):
- Release date: January 2020
- Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
- ISBN: 9781838820299

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