Decision Trees through an Example

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We have so far seen what decision trees are, why we need them, what are certain measures that help in creating a decision tree and how...

Sai Geetha M N

Sep 17, 20224 min read

Decision Trees - Feature Selection for a Split

In the previous two articles "Decision Trees- How to decide the split?" and "Decision Trees - Homogeneity Measures", I have laid the...

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Sai Geetha M N

Sep 4, 20224 min read

Decision Trees - Homogeneity Measures

Having had an introduction to what is homogeneity and what are the 3 basic types of measures that can be used in the previous article on...

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Sai Geetha M N

Aug 16, 20223 min read

Decision Trees - How to decide the split?

In the introduction to Decision trees, we have seen that the whole process is to keep splitting one node into two based on certain...

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Sai Geetha M N

Jul 30, 20222 min read

Why Decision Trees?

As we saw in the last article introducing Decision Trees, decision trees can be used for classification or regression. But the same can...

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Sai Geetha M N

Jul 23, 20224 min read

Decision Trees - An Introduction

Decision trees are an algorithm class that form the foundation for Random Forests, a class of algorithms that is extensively used in...

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Sai Geetha M N

Jan 23, 20224 min read

Hierarchical Clustering Through an Example

I have taken a problem statement of an NGO wanting to find the top 5-10 countries from a list of 169 who are in dire need of aid, in the...

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Sai Geetha M N

Jan 16, 20223 min read

Hierarchical Clustering - Types of Linkages

We have seen in the previous post about Hierarchical Clustering, when it is used and why. We glossed over the criteria for creating...

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Sai Geetha M N

Nov 26, 20215 min read

Hierarchical Clustering: A Deep Dive

In the last five blog posts, I have discussed the basics of Clustering and then, K-Means clustering in detail. In my "Introduction to...

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Sai Geetha M N

Nov 4, 202110 min read

K-Means Clustering through An Example

Now that we have understood the basics of K-Means Clustering, let us dive a little deeper today. Let us look at one practical problem and...

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Sai Geetha M N

Oct 21, 20214 min read

Steps towards Data Science or Machine Learning Models

Having completed the basics of K-Means clustering in the last 3 weeks, I was tempted to take you through an example problem through code....

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Sai Geetha M N

Oct 8, 20216 min read

K-Means Clustering: Part 3 of 3

Theoretically and mathematically, we have understood a great deal about K-Means Clustering through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. If...

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Sai Geetha M N

Oct 1, 20214 min read

K-Means Clustering: Part 2 of 3

Last week, we looked at the basic understanding of how K-Means Clustering works through the 5-step process where the two steps of...

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Sai Geetha M N

Sep 23, 20214 min read

K-Means Clustering: Part 1 of 3

Having looked at Clustering in general and also having heard that K-Means is one of the simplest and most popular clustering algorithms,...

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Sai Geetha M N

Sep 16, 20216 min read

Introduction to Clustering Algorithms

As mentioned in one of my introductory articles on "Machine Learning Algorithms Categories", Clustering Algorithms are a set of...

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Sai Geetha M N

Sep 9, 20215 min read

When can you use Linear Regression?

It's been a while since my last post, as I was caught up with a couple of talking engagements - one at a university for engineering...

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Sai Geetha M N

Aug 3, 20214 min read

Prediction Vs Forecasting in Supervised Learning

In supervised learning and especially in the context of Linear regression, we often use these two terms: Prediction and Forecast. We also...

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Sai Geetha M N

Jul 19, 20217 min read

Feature Selection in Machine Learning

Selecting the right features that contribute to your model is an art and a science. I call it art because much pain can be saved if you...

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Sai Geetha M N

Jul 8, 20218 min read

Machine Learning - Rendezvous Architecture

The Rendezvous architecture proposed by Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman in their book on Machine Learning Logistics was a wonderful...

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Sai Geetha M N

Jul 1, 20217 min read

Big Data Architecture for Machine Learning

Machine Learning by itself is a branch of Artificial Intelligence that has a large variety of algorithms and applications. One of my...

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