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    DescriptionMachine learning methods extract value from vast data sets quickly and with modest resources. They are established tools in a wide range of industrial applications, including search engines, DNA sequencing, stock market analysis, and robot locomotion, and their use is spreading rapidly. People who know the methods have their choice of rewarding jobs. This hands-on text opens these opportunities to computer science students with modest mathematical backgrounds. It is designed for final-year undergraduates and master's students with limited background in linear algebra and calculus. Comprehensive and coherent, it develops everything from basic reasoning to advanced techniques within the framework of graphical models. Students learn more than a menu of techniques, they develop analytical and problem-solving skills that equip them for the real world. Numerous examples and exercises, both computer based and theoretical, are included in every chapter. Resources for students and instructors, including a MATLAB toolbox, are available online.


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    Title
    Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Barber
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 1,710 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521518147
    ISBN 10: 0521518148
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.3T
    BIC subject category V2: PBT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    B&T General Subject: 229
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16280
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 006.3/1
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 006.31
    BIC subject category V2: UYQM
    BISAC V2.8: COM016000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ELEA5000, LERN5025, BAYE7000
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    LC classification: QA267 .B347 2011
    DC23: 006.31
    Thema V1.0: PBT, UYQM
    Illustrations note
    287 b/w illus. 1 table 260 exercises
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    David Barber is Reader in Information Processing in the Department of Computer Science, University College London.
    Review quote
    'This book is an exciting addition to the literature on machine learning and graphical models. What makes it unique and interesting is that it provides a unified treatment of machine learning and related fields through graphical models, a framework of growing importance and popularity. Another feature of this book lies in its smooth transition from traditional artificial intelligence to modern machine learning. The book is well-written and truly pleasant to read. I believe that it will appeal to students and researchers with or without a solid mathematical background.' Zheng-Hua Tan, Aalborg University, Denmark 'With approachable text, examples, exercises, guidelines for teachers, a MATLAB toolbox and an accompanying website, Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning by David Barber provides everything needed for your machine learning course. Only students not included.' Jaakko Hollmen, Aalto University 'The chapters on graphical models form one of the clearest and most concise presentations I have seen ... The exposition throughout uses numerous diagrams and examples, and the book comes with an extensive software toolbox - these will be immensely helpful for students and educators. It's also a great resource for self-study.' Arindam Banerjee, University of Minnesota 'I repeatedly get unsolicited comments from my students that the contents of this book have been very valuable in developing their understanding of machine learning ... My students praise this book because it is both coherent and practical, and because it makes fewer assumptions regarding the reader's statistical knowledge and confidence than many books in the field.' Amos Storkey, University of Edinburgh
    Table of contents
    Preface; Part I. Inference in Probabilistic Models: 1. Probabilistic reasoning; 2. Basic graph concepts; 3. Belief networks; 4. Graphical models; 5. Efficient inference in trees; 6. The junction tree algorithm; 7. Making decisions; Part II. Learning in Probabilistic Models: 8. Statistics for machine learning; 9. Learning as inference; 10. Naive Bayes; 11. Learning with hidden variables; 12. Bayesian model selection; Part III. Machine Learning: 13. Machine learning concepts; 14. Nearest neighbour classification; 15. Unsupervised linear dimension reduction; 16. Supervised linear dimension reduction; 17. Linear models; 18. Bayesian linear models; 19. Gaussian processes; 20. Mixture models; 21. Latent linear models; 22. Latent ability models; Part IV. Dynamical Models: 23. Discrete-state Markov models; 24. Continuous-state Markov models; 25. Switching linear dynamical systems; 26. Distributed computation; Part V. Approximate Inference: 27. Sampling; 28. Deterministic approximate inference; Appendix. Background mathematics; Bibliography; Index.