Saturday, February 22, 2014

Introduction to Supervised Learning

Here are the lecture notes I use for my course “Introduction to Supervised Learning”. The presentation is very simplified. But, all the important elements are described: the goal of the supervised learning process, the Bayes rule, the evaluation of the models using the confusion matrix.

Keywords: machine learning, supervised methods, model, classifier, target attribute, class attribute, input attributes, descriptors, bayes rule, confusion matrix, error rate, sensitivity, precision, specificity
Slides: Introduction to Supervised Learning
O. Maimon, L. Rokach, "Introduction to Supervised Methods", in  "The Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook", Springer, 2005; Chapter 8, pp. 149-164.
T. Hastie, R. Tibshirani, J. Friedman, "The elements of Statistical Learning", Springer, 2009.