Introduction To Machine Learning
by Nils J Nilsson
Number of pages: 209
This book surveys many of the important topics in machine learning circa 1996. The intention was to pursue a middle ground between theory and practice. This book concentrates on the important ideas in machine learning -- it is neither a handbook of practice nor a compendium of theoretical proofs. The goal was to give the reader sufficient preparation to make the extensive literature on machine learning accessible.
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by Max Welling - University of California Irvine
The book you see before you is meant for those starting out in the field of machine learning, who need a simple, intuitive explanation of some of the most useful algorithms that our field has to offer. A prelude to the more advanced text books.
Contents: Introduction and Main Principles; Background and Preliminaries; Knowledge discovery in Databases; Reasoning; Search Methods; Statistics; Main Learning Paradigms; Classification Tasks; Online Learning; Semi-supervised learning; etc.
by D. Michie, D. J. Spiegelhalter - Ellis Horwood
The book provides a review of different approaches to classification, compares their performance on challenging data-sets, and draws conclusions on their applicability to realistic industrial problems. A wide variety of approaches has been taken.
by Hal Daumé III - ciml.info
Tis is a set of introductory materials that covers most major aspects of modern machine learning (supervised and unsupervised learning, large margin methods, probabilistic modeling, etc.). It's focus is on broad applications with a rigorous backbone.