Machine learning is found in almost every area of computer science. Over the past few years, I’ve attended computer science conferences in fields as diverse as distributed systems, databases, and stream processing, and no matter where I go, machine learning is already there. At some conferences, more than half of the presented research ideas have relied on machine learning methods.

As a computer scientist, you must know the fundamental machine learning ideas and algorithms to round out your overall skill set. This chapter provides an introduction to the most important machine learning algorithms and methods, and gives you 10 ...

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