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Machine Learning

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Methods of machine learning and related areas such as Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining are central to current research in the field of intelligent systems and are already used in a variety of practical applications.


Introduction and basic concepts, conceptual learning and version space, data preprocessing, case-based learning, decision trees, rule learning, Bayesian inference, Support Vector Machines, extensions and meta techniques, empirical evaluation of learning processes


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended:

Recommended Reading

  • D.J. Hand, H. Mannila, P. Smyth. Principles of Data Mining. MIT Press. 2000.
  • T. Hastie, R. Tibshirani, J. H. Friedman. The Elements of Statistical Learning. Springer-Verlag, 2001.
  • T. Mitchell. Machine Learning. McGraw Hill, 1997.
  • I.H. Witten, E. Frank. Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques with Java Implementations. Morgan Kaufmann, 2000.
  • C.M. Bishop. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. Springer-Verlag, 2008.

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