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CS464 Introduction to Machine Learning 1 CS464 Introduction to Machine Learning
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CS464 Introduction to Machine Learning 2 Course Information Instructor: Dr. Ilyas Cicekli Office: EA504, Phone: 2901589, Email: ilyas@cs.bilkent.edu.tr Course Web Page: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~ilyas/Courses/CS4 64 Text Book : Machine Learning, Tom Mitchell, McGraw Hill, 1997. Grading Midterm : 30% Final : 40% Homeworks : 30%
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CS464 Introduction to Machine Learning 3 What is Machine Learning? The real question is what is learning? Using past experiences to improve future performance. For a machine, experiences come in the form of data. What does it mean to improve performance? Learning is guided by an objective, associated with a particular notion of loss to be minimized (or, equivalently, gain to be maximized). Why machine learning? We need computers to make informed decisions on new, unseen data. Often it is too difficult to design a set of rules “by hand”.
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2009 for the course CS 464 taught by Professor Demir during the Fall '08 term at Bilkent University.

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