Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis

Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis

by John Shawe-Taylor
     
 

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Kernel methods provide a powerful and unified framework for pattern discovery, motivating algorithms that can act on general types of data (e.g. strings, vectors or text) and look for general types of relations (e.g. rankings, classifications, regressions, clusters). The application areas range from neural networks and pattern recognition to machine learning and data

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Kernel methods provide a powerful and unified framework for pattern discovery, motivating algorithms that can act on general types of data (e.g. strings, vectors or text) and look for general types of relations (e.g. rankings, classifications, regressions, clusters). The application areas range from neural networks and pattern recognition to machine learning and data mining. This book, developed from lectures and tutorials, fulfils two major roles: firstly it provides practitioners with a large toolkit of algorithms, kernels and solutions ready to use for standard pattern discovery problems in fields such as bioinformatics, text analysis, image analysis. Secondly it provides an easy introduction for students and researchers to the growing field of kernel-based pattern analysis, demonstrating with examples how to handcraft an algorithm or a kernel for a new specific application, and covering all the necessary conceptual and mathematical tools to do so.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book provides an excellent overview of this growing field. I highly recommend it to those who are interested in pattern analysis and machine learning, and especially to those who want to apply kernel-based methods to text analysis and bioinformatics problems."
Computing Reviews

"I enjoyed reading this book and am happy about its addition to my library as it is a valuable practitioner's reference. I especially liked the presentation of kernel-based pattern analysis algorithms in terse mathematical steps clearly identifying input data, output data, and steps of the process. The accompanying Matlab code or pseudocode is also extremely useful."
IAPR Newsletter

"If you are interested in an introduction to statistical techniques for analyzing text documents, Kernel Methods will serve you well."
M. Last, Journal of the American Statistical Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139636940
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
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NOOK Book
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45 MB
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From the Publisher
"The book provides an excellent overview of this growing field. I highly recommend it to those who are interested in pattern analysis and machine learning, and especially to those who want to apply kernel-based methods to text analysis and bioinformatics problems."
Computing Reviews

"I enjoyed reading this book and am happy about its addition to my library as it is a valuable practitioner's reference. I especially liked the presentation of kernel-based pattern analysis algorithms in terse mathematical steps clearly identifying input data, output data, and steps of the process. The accompanying Matlab code or pseudocode is also extremely useful."
IAPR Newsletter

"If you are interested in an introduction to statistical techniques for analyzing text documents, Kernel Methods will serve you well."
M. Last, Journal of the American Statistical Association

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