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IBM Patents Machine Learning Models for Drug Discovery


Armonk, N.Y. - 07 Apr 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its scientists have been granted a patent on machine learning models to predict therapeutic indications and side effects from various drug information sources. IBM Research has implemented a cognitive association engine to identify significant linkages between predicted therapeutic indications and side effects, and a visual analytics system to support the interactive exploration of these associations.

New machine learning models can detect hate speech and violence from texts


The words we use and our writing styles can reveal information about our preferences, thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Using this information, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland has developed machine learning models that can detect antisocial behaviours, such as hate speech and indications of violence, from texts.

Must-Know: Why it may be better to have fewer predictors in Machine Learning models?


Editor's note: This post was originally included as an answer to a question posed in our 17 More Must-Know Data Science Interview Questions and Answers series earlier this year. The answer was thorough enough that it was deemed to deserve its own dedicated post.

Create a New Machine Learning Model


To learn about getting an unfair advantage with predictive analytics: Learn the steps involved in creating and publishing a model.

So you built a Machine Learning model? - Sourabh Bajaj


You have been working on a Machine Learning project. You collected data from various sources, built your model and got some preliminary results. You notice you are getting about 80% accuracy on your test set which is less than what you desire.

Book: Evaluating Machine Learning Models


Data science today is a lot like the Wild West: there's endless opportunity and excitement, but also a lot of chaos and confusion. If you're new to data science and applied machine learning, evaluating a machine-learning model can seem pretty overwhelming.

What Do You Mean When You Say You're Training a Machine Learning Model? - DZone Big Data


I was sharing my latest Algorithmic Rotoscope image on Facebook and a friend asked me what I meant by training a machine learning model.