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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are touching our everyday lives in more-and-more ways. There's an endless supply of industries and applications that machine learning can make more efficient and intelligent. This course introduces you to one of the prominent modelling families of Unsupervised Machine Learning called Association Rule Learning. Association rule mining helps find exciting connections and linkages among large data items. The association rule learning is employed in Market Basket analysis, Web usage mining, Continuous production, Customer analytics, Catalogue design, Shop layout, Recommender systems etc. Association rules are critical in data mining for analyzing and forecasting consumer behaviour.

101 Machine Learning Algorithms for Data Science with Cheat Sheets


These 101 algorithms are equipped with cheat sheets, tutorials, and explanations. Think of this as the one-stop shop/dictionary/directory for machine learning algorithms. The algorithms have been sorted into 9 groups: Anomaly Detection, Association Rule Learning, Classification, Clustering, Dimensional Reduction, Ensemble, Neural Networks, Regression, Regularization. In this post, you'll find 101 machine learning algorithms with useful Python tutorials, R tutorials, and cheat sheets from Microsoft Azure ML, SAS, and Scikit-Learn to help you know when to use each one (if available). At Data Science Dojo, our mission is to make data science (machine learning in this case) available to everyone.


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Reinforcement Learning has the limitation that problems become too large very quickly. Dividing the problem into a hierarchy of subtasks allows for a strategy of divide and conquer, which is what makes Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning (HRL) algorithms often more efficient at finding solutions quicker than more naive approaches. One of the biggest challenges with HRL is the construction of a hierarchy to be used by the algorithm. Hierarchies are often designed by a person using their own knowledge of the problem. We propose method for automatically discovering task hierarchies based on a data mining technique, Association Rule Learning (ARL).


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Feedback on player experience and behaviour can be invaluable to game designers, but there is need for specialised knowledge discovery tools to deal with high volume playtest data. We describe a study witha commercial third-person shooter, in which integrated player activity and experience data was captured and mined for design-relevant knowledge. We demonstrate that association rule learning and rule templates can be used to extractmeaningful rules relating player activity and experience during combat. We found that the number, type and quality of rules varies between experiences, and is affected by feature distributions. Further work is required on rule selection and evaluation.

101 Machine Learning Algorithms for Data Science with Cheat Sheets


The algorithms have been sorted into 9 groups: Anomaly Detection, Association Rule Learning, Classification, Clustering, Dimensional Reduction, Ensemble, Neural Networks, Regression, Regularization. In this post, you'll find 101 machine learning algorithms, including useful infographics to help you know when to use each one (if available). Each of the accordian drop downs are embeddable if you want to take them with you. All you have to do is click the little'embed' button in the lower left hand corner and copy/paste the iframe. All we ask is you link back to this post.

Identifying the Leading Factors of Significant Weight Gains Using a New Rule Discovery Method Artificial Intelligence

Overweight and obesity remain a major global public health concern and identifying the individualized patterns that increase the risk of future weight gains has a crucial role in preventing obesity and numerous sub-sequent diseases associated with obesity. In this work, we use a rule discovery method to study this problem, by presenting an approach that offers genuine interpretability and concurrently optimizes the accuracy(being correct often) and support (applying to many samples) of the identified patterns. Specifically, we extend an established subgroup-discovery method to generate the desired rules of type X -> Y and show how top features can be extracted from the X side, functioning as the best predictors of Y. In our obesity problem, X refers to the extracted features from very large and multi-site EHR data, and Y indicates significant weight gains. Using our method, we also extensively compare the differences and inequities in patterns across 22 strata determined by the individual's gender, age, race, insurance type, neighborhood type, and income level. Through extensive series of experiments, we show new and complementary findings regarding the predictors of future dangerous weight gains.

An Investigation into Mini-Batch Rule Learning Artificial Intelligence

We investigate whether it is possible to learn rule sets efficiently in a network structure with a single hidden layer using iterative refinements over mini-batches of examples. A first rudimentary version shows an acceptable performance on all but one dataset, even though it does not yet reach the performance levels of Ripper.



Unsupervised learning is where only the input data is present and no corresponding output variable is there. Unsupervised learning has a lot of potential ranging anywhere from fraud detection to stock trading. Clustering: A clustering problem is where you want to discover the inherent groupings in the data, such as grouping customers by purchasing behavior. Association: An association rule learning problem is where you want to discover rules that describe a large portion of your data. Association rules mining are used to identify new and interesting insights between different objects in a set, frequent pattern in transactional data or any sort of relational database.

Top 5 data mining technique in Machine Learning (ML)


Data mining is a popular term used by machine learning developers. The technique refers to extracting meaningful information from the massive dataset. For the aspiring data scientists, it is important to be familiar with data mining techniques. Here are the top data mining techniques that are used by Data Science and Machine Learning experts. Association rule learning is a standard rule-based ML technique used to discover the relationship between variables in datasets.

Discovering Reliable Causal Rules Artificial Intelligence

We study the problem of deriving policies, or rules, that when enacted on a complex system, cause a desired outcome. Absent the ability to perform controlled experiments, such rules have to be inferred from past observations of the system's behaviour. This is a challenging problem for two reasons: First, observational effects are often unrepresentative of the underlying causal effect because they are skewed by the presence of confounding factors. Second, naive empirical estimations of a rule's effect have a high variance, and, hence, their maximisation can lead to random results. To address these issues, first we measure the causal effect of a rule from observational data---adjusting for the effect of potential confounders. Importantly, we provide a graphical criteria under which causal rule discovery is possible. Moreover, to discover reliable causal rules from a sample, we propose a conservative and consistent estimator of the causal effect, and derive an efficient and exact algorithm that maximises the estimator. On synthetic data, the proposed estimator converges faster to the ground truth than the naive estimator and recovers relevant causal rules even at small sample sizes. Extensive experiments on a variety of real-world datasets show that the proposed algorithm is efficient and discovers meaningful rules.