Considers classical and theory and practice, of supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised pattern recognition, to build a complete background for professionals and students of engineering. This book provides an self-contained volume encapsulating this spectrum of information.
This is the first textbook on pattern recognition to present the Bayesian viewpoint. It presents approximate inference algorithms that permit fast approximate answers in situations where exact answers are not feasible, and it uses graphical models to describe probability distributions. The dramatic growth in practical applications for machine learning over the last ten years has been accompanied by many important developments in the underlying algorithms and techniques. For example, Bayesian methods have grown from a specialist niche to become mainstream, while graphical models have emerged as a general framework for describing and applying probabilistic techniques. The practical applicability of Bayesian methods has been greatly enhanced by the development of a range of approximate inference algorithms such as variational Bayes and expectation propagation, while new models based on kernels have had a significant impact on both algorithms and applications.This completely new textbook reflects these recent developments while providing a comprehensive introduction to the fields of pattern recognition and machine learning. It is aimed at advanced undergraduates or first-year PhD students, as well as researchers and practitioners. No previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning concepts is assumed. Familiarity with multivariate calculus and basic linear algebra isrequired, and some experience in the use of probabilities would be helpful though not essential as the book includes a self-contained introduction to basic probability theory.The book is suitable for courses on machine learning, statistics, computer science, signal processing, computer vision, data mining, and bioinformatics. Extensive support is provided for course instructors, including more than 400 exercises, graded according to difficulty. Example solutions for a subset of the exercises are available from the book web site, while solutions for the remainder can be obtained by instructors from the publisher. The book is supported by a great deal of additional material, and the reader is encouraged to visit the book web site for the latest information.Coming soon: For students, worked solutions to a subset of exercises available on a public web site (for exercises marked ´´www´´ in the text) For instructors, worked solutions to remaining exercises from the Springer web site Lecture slides to accompany each chapter Data sets available for download
Explore deep learning applications, such as computer vision, speech recognition, and chatbots, using frameworks such as TensorFlow and Keras. This book helps you to ramp up your practical know-how in a short period of time and focuses you on the domain, models, and algorithms required for deep learning applications. Deep Learning with Applications Using Python covers topics such as chatbots, natural language processing, and face and object recognition. The goal is to equip you with the concepts, techniques, and algorithm implementations needed to create programs capable of performing deep learning. This book covers convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, and multilayer perceptrons. It also discusses popular APIs such as IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, and scikit-learn. What You Will Learn Work with various deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Keras, and scikit-learn. Use face recognition and face detection capabilities Create speech-to-text and text-to-speech functionality Engage with chatbots using deep learning Who This Book Is For Data scientists and developers who want to adapt and build deep learning applications.
This is the first comprehensive introduction to Support Vector Machines (SVMs), a generation learning system based on recent advances in statistical learning theory. SVMs deliver state-of-the-art performance in real-world applications such as text categorisation, hand-written character recognition, image classification, biosequences analysis, etc., and are now established as one of the standard tools for machine learning and data mining. Students will find the book both stimulating and accessible, while practitioners will be guided smoothly through the material required for a good grasp of the theory and its applications. The concepts are introduced gradually in accessible and self-contained stages, while the presentation is rigorous and thorough. Pointers to relevant literature and web sites containing software ensure that it forms an ideal starting point for further study. Equally, the book and its associated web site will guide practitioners to updated literature, new applications, and on-line software.
Today, machine learning underlies a range of applications we use every day, from product recommendations to voice recognition-as well as some we don´t yet use everyday, including driverless cars. It is the basis of the new approach in computing where we do not write programs but collect data; the idea is to learn the algorithms for the tasks automatically from data. As computing devices grow more ubiquitous, a larger part of our lives and work is recorded digitally, and as ´´Big Data´´ has gotten bigger, the theory of machine learning-the foundation of efforts to process that data into knowledge-has also advanced. In this book, machine learning expert Ethem Alpaydin offers a concise overview of the subject for the general reader, describing its evolution, explaining important learning algorithms, and presenting example applications.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating user interfaces in .NET applications - whether you´re creating traditional user interfaces or integrating 3D graphics, multimedia, animation, dynamic skinning, rich document support, speech recognition, or more. It is also a superset of Silverlight, so you can leverage the same knowledge, code, and tools even when targeting cross-platform, cross-device applications inside or outside a Web browser. The first edition of Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed was not only the best selling book on WPF 3.5, but was also commonly acclaimed as the best book on the subject. It was widely praised for the clarity of the writing, the thoroughness of the coverage, the practicality of the examples, and the sophistication of its form and style. This new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors, while adding information on the many new features in WPF 4.5.
Wir stecken mitten in einer der grössten Veränderungen der Menschheit. Das Internet der Dinge oder die vierte industrielle Revolution sind heute für viele meist noch Schlagworte. Die digitale Transformation hat mittlerweile alle Branchen erfasst. Doch wie soll man agieren oder darauf reagieren? Kein Stein wird auf dem anderen bleiben. In den nächsten Jahren werden wir uns noch mehr mit Themen wie 3D-Druckern, Drohnen und Robotern, selbstfahrenden Autos, Wearables, Augmented und Virtual Reality, Funkchips, Voice Recognition, Big Data und Artificial Intelligence auseinandersetzen (müssen). Dieses Buch richtet sich an alle, die sich einen umfassenden und nicht zu tiefen Einblick in die relevanten Themen der Digitalisierung verschaffen möchten. Pflichtlektüre ist es für Aufsichts- und Verwaltungsräte, Vorstände und Geschäftsleitungsmitglieder von Firmen aller Grössen sowie alle Politiker, die sich mit der Digitalisierung beschäftigen möchten. Es richtet sich an alle Mitarbeitenden, die auf dem aktuellsten Stand der Digitalisierung sein wollen, insbesondere auch an die im Buch beschriebenen Zukunftsmissionare.
Information theory and inference, taught together in this exciting textbook, lie at the heart of many important areas of modern technology - communication, signal processing, data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics and cryptography. The book introduces theory in tandem with applications. Information theory is taught alongside practical communication systems such as arithmetic coding for data compression and sparse-graph codes for error-correction. Inference techniques, including message-passing algorithms, Monte Carlo methods and variational approximations, are developed alongside applications to clustering, convolutional codes, independent component analysis, and neural networks. Uniquely, the book covers state-of-the-art error-correcting codes, including low-density-parity-check codes, turbo codes, and digital fountain codes - the twenty-first-century standards for satellite communications, disk drives, and data broadcast. Richly illustrated, filled with worked examples and over 400 exercises, some with detailed solutions, the book is ideal for self-learning, and for undergraduate or graduate courses. It also provides an unparalleled entry point for professionals in areas as diverse as computational biology, financial engineering and machine learning.
For undergraduate or advanced undergraduate courses in Classical Natural Language Processing, Statistical Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics, and Human Language Processing. An explosion of Web-based language techniques, merging of distinct fields, availability of phone-based dialogue systems, and much more make this an exciting time in speech and language processing. The first of its kind to thoroughly cover language technology - at all levels and with all modern technologies - this text takes an empirical approach to the subject, based on applying statistical and other machine-learning algorithms to large corporations. The authors cover areas that traditionally are taught in different courses, to describe a unified vision of speech and language processing. Emphasis is on practical applications and scientific evaluation. An accompanying Website contains teaching materials for instructors, with pointers to language processing resources on the Web. The Second Edition offers a significant amount of new and extended material. Supplements: Click on the Resources tab to View Downloadable Files: * Solutions * Power Point Lecture Slides - Chapters 1-5, 8-10, 12-13 and 24 Now Available! * For additional resourcse visit the author website:
There is growing recognition of the need to address the fragility of digital information, on which our society heavily depends for smooth operation in all aspects of daily life. This has been discussed in many books and articles on digital preservation, so why is there a need for yet one more? Because, for the most part, those other publications focus on documents, images and webpages - objects that are normally rendered to be simply displayed by software to a human viewer. Yet there are clearly many more types of digital objects that may need to be preserved, such as databases, scientific data and software itself. David Giaretta, Director of the Alliance for Permanent Access, and his contributors explain why the tools and techniques used for preserving rendered objects are inadequate for all these other types of digital objects, and they provide the concepts, techniques and tools that are needed. The book is structured in three parts. The first part is on theory, i.e., the concepts and techniques that are essential for preserving digitally encoded information. The second part then shows practice, i.e., the use and validation of these tools and techniques. Finally, the third part concludes by addressing how to judge whether money is being well spent, in terms of effectiveness and cost sharing. Various examples of digital objects from many sources are used to explain the tools and techniques presented. The presentation style mainly aims at practitioners in libraries, archives and industry who are either directly responsible for preservation or who need to prepare for audits of their archives. Researchers in digital preservation and developers of preservation tools and techniques will also find valuable practical information here. Researchers creating digitally encoded information of all kinds will also need to be aware of these topics so that they can help to ensure that their data is usable and can be valued by others now and in the future. To further assist the reader, the book is supported by many hours of videos and presentations from the CASPAR project and by a set of open source software.