Coding Deep Learning for Beginners -- Linear Regression (Part 3): Training with Gradient Descent


This is the 5th article of series "Coding Deep Learning for Beginners". You will be able to find here links to all articles, agenda, and general information about an estimated release date of next articles on the bottom of the 1st article. They are also available in my open source portfolio -- MyRoadToAI, along with some mini-projects, presentations, tutorials and links. In this article, I will explain the concept of training Machine Learning algorithms with Gradient Descent. Majority of supervised algorithms are taking advantage of it -- especially all Neural Networks.

Practical Machine Learning Tutorial with Python Intro p.1


The objective of this course is to give you a wholistic understanding of machine learning, covering theory, application, and inner workings of supervised, unsupervised, and deep learning algorithms. In this series, we'll be covering linear regression, K Nearest Neighbors, Support Vector Machines (SVM), flat clustering, hierarchical clustering, and neural networks. For each major algorithm that we cover, we will discuss the high level intuitions of the algorithms and how they are logically meant to work. Next, we'll apply the algorithms in code using real world data sets along with a module, such as with Scikit-Learn. Finally, we'll be diving into the inner workings of each of the algorithms by recreating them in code, from scratch, ourselves, including all of the math involved.

Maximum Entropy Weighting of Aligned Sequences of Proteins or DNA

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Graeme Mitchison Laboratory of Molecular Biology Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH England emaih Abstract In a family of proteins or other biological sequences like DNA the various subfamilies are often very unevenly represented. For this reason a scheme for assigning weights to each sequence can greatly improve performance at tasks such as database searching with profiles or other consensus models based on multiple alignments. A new weighting scheme for this type of database search is proposed. In a statistical description of the searching problem it is derived from the ma dmum entropy principle. It can be proved that, in a certain sense, it corrects for uneven representation. It is shown that finding the maximum entropy weights is an easy optimization problem for which standard techniques are appficable. Introduction Consensus models made from multiple sequence alignments have proved very useful for searching databases (Taylor 1986; Gribskov, McLachlan, & Eisenberg 1987; Barton 1990; Bairoch 1993; Henikoff & Henikoff 1994; Krogh et al. 1994).

IBM Research Cracks Code on Accelerating Key Machine Learning Algorithms


Deep learning is well known to be very amenable to GPU acceleration. Accelerating "traditional" machine learning methods like logistic regression, linear regression, and support vector machines with GPUs at scale, has, however, been challenging. Today I am very proud to share a major breakthrough that IBM Research has made in this critical area. A team out of our Zurich IBM Research lab beat a previous performance benchmark set for a machine learning workload by Google by 46 times. The research team trained a logistic regression classifier to predict clicks on advertisements using a Terabyte-scale data set that consists of online advertising click-thru data, containing 4.2 billion training examples and 1 million features.

Predicting Diabetes Using a Machine Learning Approach - DZone Big Data


Diabetes is one of deadliest diseases in the world. It is not only a disease but also a creator of different kinds of diseases like heart attack, blindness, kidney diseases, etc. The normal identifying process is that patients need to visit a diagnostic center, consult their doctor, and sit tight for a day or more to get their reports. Moreover, every time they want to get their diagnosis report, they have to waste their money in vain. But with the rise of Machine Learning approaches we have the ability to find a solution to this issue, we have developed a system using data mining which has the ability to predict whether the patient has diabetes or not.