Leverage benefits of machine learning techniques using Python

About This Book

  • Improve and optimise machine learning systems using effective strategies.
  • Develop a strategy to deal with a large amount of data.
  • Use of Python code for implementing a range of machine learning algorithms and techniques.

Who This Book Is For

This title is for data scientist and researchers who are already into the field of data science and want to see machine learning in action and explore its real-world application. Prior knowledge of Python programming and mathematics is must with basic knowledge of machine learning concepts.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn to write clean and elegant Python code that will optimize the strength of your algorithms
  • Uncover hidden patterns and structures in data with clustering
  • Improve accuracy and consistency of results using powerful feature engineering techniques
  • Gain practical and theoretical understanding of cutting-edge deep learning algorithms
  • Solve unique tasks by building models
  • Get grips on the machine learning design process

In Detail

Machine learning and predictive analytics are becoming one of the key strategies for unlocking growth in a challenging contemporary marketplace. It is one of the fastest growing trends in modern computing, and everyone wants to get into the field of machine learning. In order to obtain sufficient recognition in this field, one must be able to understand and design a machine learning system that serves the needs of a project.

The idea is to prepare a learning path that will help you to tackle the real-world complexities of modern machine learning with innovative and cutting-edge techniques. Also, it will give you a solid foundation in the machine learning design process, and enable you to build customized machine learning models to solve unique problems.

The course begins with getting your Python fundamentals nailed down. It focuses on answering the right questions that cove a wide range of powerful Python libraries, including scikit-learn Theano and Keras.After getting familiar with Python core concepts, it's time to dive into the field of data science. You will further gain a solid foundation on the machine learning design and also learn to customize models for solving problems.

At a later stage, you will get a grip on more advanced techniques and acquire a broad set of powerful skills in the area of feature selection and feature engineering.

Style and approach

This course includes all the resources that will help you jump into the data science field with Python. The aim is to walk through the elements of Python covering powerful machine learning libraries. This course will explain important machine learning models in a step-by-step manner. Each topic is well explained with real-world applications with detailed guidance.Through this comprehensive guide, you will be able to explore machine learning techniques.

Table of Contents

1. Module 1
1. Giving Computers the Ability to Learn from Data
2. Training Machine Learning Algorithms for Classification
3. A Tour of Machine Learning Classifiers Using Scikit-learn
4. Building Good Training Sets – Data Preprocessing
5. Compressing Data via Dimensionality Reduction
6. Learning Best Practices for Model Evaluation and Hyperparameter Tuning
7. Combining Different Models for Ensemble Learning
8. Applying Machine Learning to Sentiment Analysis
9. Embedding a Machine Learning Model into a Web Application
10. Predicting Continuous Target Variables with Regression Analysis
11. Working with Unlabeled Data – Clustering Analysis
12. Training Artificial Neural Networks for Image Recognition
13. Parallelizing Neural Network Training with Theano

2. Module 2
1. Thinking in Machine Learning
2. Tools and Techniques
3. Turning Data into Information
4. Models – Learning from Information
5. Linear Models
6. Neural Networks
7. Features – How Algorithms See the World
8. Learning with Ensembles
9. Design Strategies and Case Studies

3. Module 3
1. Unsupervised Machine Learning
2. Deep Belief Networks
3. Stacked Denoising Autoencoders
4. Convolutional Neural Networks
5. Semi-Supervised Learning
6. Text Feature Engineering
7. Feature Engineering Part II
8. Ensemble Methods
9. Additional Python Machine Learning Tools
10. Chapter Code Requirements