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R Machine Learning Essentials by Michele Usuelli

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Chapter 7. Overview of Machine Learning Techniques

There are different machine learning techniques and this chapter gives an overview of the most relevant ones. Some of them have already been introduced in the previous chapters and some are new.

In this chapter, you will learn the following topics:

  • The most relevant branches of techniques: supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Making predictions with supervised learning
  • Identifying hidden patterns and structures with unsupervised learning
  • Pros and cons of these techniques

Overview

There are different categories of machine learning techniques and in this chapter we will see the two most relevant branches—supervised and unsupervised learning, as shown in the following figure:

The supervised and unsupervised ...

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