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Learning Apache Mahout by Chandramani Tiwary

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Chapter 2. Core Concepts in Machine Learning

The purpose of this chapter is to understand the core concepts of machine learning. We will focus on understanding the steps involved in, resolving different types of problems and application areas in machine learning. In particular we will cover the following topics:

  • Supervised learning
  • Unsupervised learning
  • The recommender system
  • Model efficacy

A wide range of software applications today try to replace or augment human judgment. Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science that has long been trying to replicate human intelligence. A subset of AI, referred to as machine learning, tries to build intelligent systems by using the data. For example, a machine learning system can learn to classify ...

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