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Is really neural networks the best known algorithm to play poker vs a human? [closed]

I heard that the best poker algorithm currently known is PokerSnowie, which functions using neural networks. I did some research and thought: "Are neural networks really worth the complication?" For ...
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Efficiently extracting data from pdf with a template system?

basically allow a user to label specific text in a pdf file. Use the label information to create a template, which a script uses to extract text from specific pdf. What would be a good pattern to use ...
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How do I visualise the feature space partitioning in random forest?

I am learning about random forest and found this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdnIqGbqiYs&list=UUb9svouAi1XHRqlOs8LXbBg very useful. The first 8 minutes explain how to visualise how the ...
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How to best implement K-nearest neighbours in C# for large number of dimensions? [closed]

I'm implementing the K-nearest neighbours classification algorithm in C# for a training and testing set of about 20,000 samples and 25 dimensions. There are only two classes, represented by '0' and ...
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Is this a good task for machine learning - grouping pieces of DNA based on sequence?

Say I have a list of 50 DNA sequences all of the same length (6, 8 or 16 bps/ chars). I want to group these to sets of say 5 or 6 sequences per set. I have some criteria that need to be met based ...
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How could an expert system get some meaning from a sentence? [closed]

How could an expert system tell following scenarios apart? How could we include some meaning of a sentence, if at all? A machine needs 1 day to produce x units, and, we know that two machines like ...
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Random forest ML algorithm suitable for use on cluster based HPC?

I need help in identifying a better algorithm. I have developed a script using pythons scipy package to analyse a rather large model that I wish to solve. The model contains over 12GB of data ...
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How to use event weights in TMVA ROOT

I'm trying to train and perform classifiers from TMVA. My data set contains event weights besides event data. In the TMVA::Factory there's a method setWeightExpression to specify event weights. What ...
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Does this count as 'machine learning'? [closed]

I've been working for a while on an app (hobby project) that makes up melodies. Each melody is composed of several phrases (musical sentences, or 'sub-melodies'). Lately I had the idea to allow the ...
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Is it possible to get probabilities from a support vector machine?

From what I understand, SVM's take a discrete number of x and y values from which to learn from, then when given new x values map it to one y value (category). Is it possible to use SVM's or something ...
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Looking for a specific type of artificial intelligence

I am looking to create a challenging AI project. There is an online card game that allows you to build a deck to play with out of randomly presented cards. You have to choose one each time out of a ...
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Can I use machine learning for screening experimental data?

I am a experimental physicist. In our research, we have our experimental data in a 400*400*400 matrix(x, y, z axis of a 3d space), each entry is associated with a value("brightness"). We expect the ...
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Support Vector Machines as Neural Nets?

This is more of a conceptual question. I have learned about Neural Nets, and I have some clue as to how Support Vector Machines work. I read somewhere however that given the appropriate kernel (is ...
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How to make the leap from classification to clustering

I have a clustering problem which I can't seem to solve, although if I treat it as a labeled classification problem, I can solve it with satisfactory precision. Is there an elegant way to make the ...
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How is machine learning incorporated into search engine design?

I am currently building a small in-house search engine based on Apache Lucene. Its purpose is simple - based on some keywords, it will suggest some articles written internally within our company. I am ...
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How to solve this problem- Neural Net? Fuzzy? Other?

Hi I have a programming problem that I would like to solve using some artificial intelligence technique. I really dont know where to start. I would like some guidance as to what methodology to pursue. ...
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Algorithm to analyse and predict

I'm having a set of data's, say Question, Question's Main Category,Main Category followers, Question's Related Categories,Each Related Categories followers, Whether it got answer in 24hrs [Yes/No] ...
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How to design a calculator from scratch [closed]

A basic calculator can perform a wide variety of operations. How does the claculator 'get' the concept of adding two numbers in the same way a human does? I dont think people that make claculators ...
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Machine Learning Algorithm for Heating/Lighting Optimization

I'm working on a project where I'm developing an interface that learns how you typically use a space, and tries to create the most appropriate control strategy for heating/lighting. I've done some ...
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Machine Learning with sample data set

I have a question regarding Machine Learning in general. Consider the following scenario: Given a piece of text, we want a program to know whether the text is 'abusive' or not. To do this we can ...
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Can a neural network provide more than “yes” or “no” answers?

Every example neural network for image recognition I've read about produces a simple "yes" or "no" answer. One exit node corresponds to "Yes, this is a human face," and one corresponds to "No, this ...
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Clustering algorithm that doesn't require predefining the number of clusters required

I have a set of user queries from a search engine that I want to cluster. The only clustering algorithm I have come across so far is the K-means clustering algorithm, which requires defining the ...
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Machine Learning With Categorical and Continuous Data

This question could go here or on S.O. perhaps... Suppose that your training dataset contains both categorical and continuous data such as this setup: Animal, breed, sex, age, weight, ...
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Tasks incorrectly categorized with online text classifiers

Context: Finding company to do the job The use case of an application I want to write is that a user will describe a task to be performed by some company, e.g., I want to move 10 boxes ...
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R vs Python for data analysis [closed]

I have been programming for about a year and I am really interested in data analysis and machine learning. I am taking part in a couple of online courses and am reading a couple of books. Everything ...
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What math skills are required to learn machine learning?

I am interested in taking this online course on machine learning. As it stands my math is very elementary, and I am basically learning math from scratch on khan academy. Programming-wise I have a ...
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Using machine learning to aim mirrors in a solar array?

I've been thinking about solar collectors where several independent mirrors to focus the light on a solar collector, similar to the following design from Energy Innovations. Because there will be ...
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What's the normal way machine-learning algorithms are integrated into normal programs?

I'm currently taking a machine learning course for fun, and the course heavily focuses on Matlab/Octave to write the code. One thing mentioned in the course is that, while Matlab/Octave are great for ...
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Decision trees vs. Neural Networks

I'm implementing a machine learning structure to try and predict fraud on financial systems like banks, etc... This means that there is a lot of different data that can be used to train the model eg. ...
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Separating words in a string

How do I separate words in a string? In the following I have a random sample of words in a string extracted from text file with over a million words. Here's the string: "intervene Pockets ...
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How to create a Semantic Network like wordnet based on Wikipedia?

I am an undergraduate student and I have to create a Semantic Network based on Wikipedia. This Semantic Network would be similar to Wordnet(except for it is based on Wikipedia and is concerned with ...
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What algorithm(s) can be used to achieve reasonably good next word prediction?

What is a good way of implementing "next-word prediction"? For example, the user types "I am" and the system suggests "a" and "not" (or possibly others) as the next word. I am aware of a method that ...
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Possible applications of algorithm devised for differentiating between structured vs random text

I have written a program that can rapidly (within 5 sec on a 2GB RAM desktop, 2.33 Ghz CPU) differentiate between structured text (e.g English text) and random alphanumeric strings. It can also ...
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Learning system instead of using sed/replace for reviewing test results

For every build of my software I run it through a series of tests that execute a number of commands on a command line and captures the results. Most of the time the output is a combination of: - ...
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what do programmers dealing with data driven/machine learning related programming need?

Given the increasing amount of data generated through different web services ( social network, etc), there are must be more and more programmers who are familiar with machine learning and/or ...
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what techniques can be used to implement Facebook's People You May Know feature? [closed]

I'm curious to learn from a technical perspective what techniques can be used to make recommendations for e.g. Facebook's "People You May Know" (what algorithm do they use, etc.)? One of the things ...
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Is Agile Development used in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing?

I've been developing web apps for a while now and it is standard practice in our team to use agile development techniques and principles to implement the software. Recently, I've also become involved ...
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What is the required background to apply Machine Learning to Finance?

I'm interested in machine learning in relations to the stock market (predicting future values of stocks etc). What topics would I need to learn - e.g. what branch of AI to look into etc? and what ...
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What machine learning algorithm[s?] would be applicable here?

I have documents that contain an arbitrary amount of key/value fields. The value can be a primitive or a list. Completed documents all have an associated state (such as passed, failed, halted, etc.). ...
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What's the best way to learn image processing? [closed]

I'm a senior in college that hasn't done much image processing before (except for some basic image compression on smartphones). I'm starting a research project on machine learning next semester that ...
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Is there a good Cognitive Architecture for implementing intelligent software agents?

So, I like dabbling in intelligent agent design (mainly video-game 'bots' but also some general task automation), but as a budding psychologist, I'd be really interested in a platform for developing ...
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How to trim emails for just the body, when using email as input to an external system?

When an application allows emails to be sent to it to either reply to comments or add todos, trimming those emails for just the relevant text becomes a problem, since there are many different ...
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Industry jobs in artificial intelligence [closed]

As a relatively new computer science student, I am trying to find my niche within this broader field. My main goal is not academia but, well, a job. As such, I want to choose a specialization or two ...
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Implementing a machine learning algorithm to detect the region of an address

I have 10,000 addresses from a city, which all have a region field in the database. When a new address is entered, then I want my software to automatically detect the region of the address . I think ...
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Using grammars to extract bibliographic citations

My task lays in the area of text mining / labelling, more particular extraction of bibliographic citations (references) from the plain text, as shown here: Basically, for the input text the ...
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Learning the rules of chess

A similar question asks whether a computer can learn to play optimally in chess by analyzing thousands of games. If a machine can look at the state of the board for a few games of chess (or a few ...
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Simple method for reliably detecting code in text?

GMail has this feature where it will warn you if you try to send an email that it thinks might have an attachment. Because GMail detected the string see the attached in the email, but no actual ...
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Modern approaches to retrieve useful content from a web page?

What are the modern ways to (effectively) determine which part of page contains useful text, data tables, etc. and which are not (e.g. ads, navigation, etc.)? What were the last valuable ...
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What skills are needed for machine learning jobs? [closed]

I posted this question on Quora, but didn't get enough responses. reposting it here. I am a learner sitting at home and learning linear algebra, very interested on working in Machine Learning ...
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Adaptative interface with Open GL and machine learning in C#

For my Semester project I have to go for any Adaptative Interface Design. My language is C# and I have to Use OpenTK (wrapper for OpenGL). I have an idea that I should show two points and some ...