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Using a realistic, "learn through doing" procedure, this 1st-rate textual content fosters the advance of the abilities past natural arithmetic had to manage and manage mathematical versions. From a variety of fields — together with technology, engineering, and operations study — come over a hundred reality-based examples. 1978 version. comprises 27 black-and-white figures.

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As noted earlier, VC theory is, in fact, a mathematical theory formally describing the predictive learning methodology. , density estimation) arguments. Often this leads to certain confusion because such an interpretation creates a (false) impression that the methodology itself (the goal of learning) is based on statistical model estimation. ). Bayesian approaches in statistical model estimation can be viewed as an alternative approach to this issue because they try to fix statistical model estimation by including information outside of the data to improve on these stumbling blocks.

1 are sampled from some (unknown) statistical 12 INTRODUCTION distribution, under the frequentist interpretation. Then, learning amounts to estimating parameters and/or structure of the unknown input–output dependency (usually related to the conditional probability pðyjxÞ) from the available data. This approach is introduced in Chapter 2, and most of the book describes concepts, theory, and methods based on this formulation. In this section, we briefly mention two other (alternative) ways of describing uncertainty.

ML is a specific form of the more general ERM principle obtained when using particular loss functions. 2. 1 Density Estimation The classical approach for density estimation restricts the class of density functions supported by the learning machine to a parametric set. That is, pðx; wÞ, w 2 , is a set of densities, where w is an M-dimensional vector ( is contained in

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