Understanding machine learning : from theory to algorithms / Shai Shalev-Shwartz, Shai Ben-David.
By: Shalev-Shwartz, Shai.
Contributor(s): Ben-David, Shai.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014. 2016.[Reprinted]Edition: First edition.Description: xvii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781107057135.Subject(s): Machine learning | Algorithms | COMPUTERS / Computer Vision & Pattern RecognitionDDC classification: 006.31 S528u 2014
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; Part I. Foundations: 2. A gentle start; 3. A formal learning model; 4. Learning via uniform convergence; 5. The bias-complexity tradeoff; 6. The VC-dimension; 7. Non-uniform learnability; 8. The runtime of learning; Part II. From Theory to Algorithms: 9. Linear predictors; 10. Boosting; 11. Model selection and validation; 12. Convex learning problems; 13. Regularization and stability; 14. Stochastic gradient descent; 15. Support vector machines; 16. Kernel methods; 17. Multiclass, ranking, and complex prediction problems; 18. Decision trees; 19. Nearest neighbor; 20. Neural networks; Part III. Additional Learning Models: 21. Online learning; 22. Clustering; 23. Dimensionality reduction; 24. Generative models; 25. Feature selection and generation; Part IV. Advanced Theory: 26. Rademacher complexities; 27. Covering numbers; 28. Proof of the fundamental theorem of learning theory; 29. Multiclass learnability; 30. Compression bounds; 31. PAC-Bayes; Appendix A. Technical lemmas; Appendix B. Measure concentration; Appendix C. Linear algebra.
"Machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science, with far-reaching applications. The aim of this textbook is to introduce machine learning, and the algorithmic paradigms it offers, in a principled way. The book provides an extensive theoretical account of the fundamental ideas underlying machine learning and the mathematical derivations that transform these principles into practical algorithms. Following a presentation of the basics of the field, the book covers a wide array of central topics that have not been addressed by previous textbooks. These include a discussion of the computational complexity of learning and the concepts of convexity and stability; important algorithmic paradigms including stochastic gradient descent, neural networks, and structured output learning; and emerging theoretical concepts such as the PAC-Bayes approach and compression-based bounds. Designed for an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course, the text makes the fundamentals and algorithms of machine learning accessible to students and non-expert readers in statistics, computer science, mathematics, and engineering"-- |c Provided by publisher.
Computer Science and Engineering.