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Chapter 5. Classification: placing things where they belong

This chapter covers:

  • Understanding classification techniques based on probabilities and rules

  • Automatically categorizing email messages

  • Detecting fraudulent financial transactions with neural networks

"What is this?" is the question children perhaps ask most frequently. The popularity of that question among children—whose inquisitive nature is as wonderful as it is persistent—shouldn't be surprising. In order to understand the world around us, we organize our perceptions into groups and categories (labeled groups, possibly structured). In the previous chapter, we presented a number of clustering algorithms that can help us group data points together. In this chapter, we'll present a number ...

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