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Optimization for machine learning / edited by Suvrit Sra, Sebastian Nowozin, and Stephen J. Wright.

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Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
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1 online resource (ix, 494 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Neural information processing series
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Subjects:
Machine learning -- Mathematical models.
Mathematical optimization.
Summary:
An up-to-date account of the interplay between optimization and machine learning, accessible to students and researchers in both communities.The interplay between optimization and machine learning is one of the most important developments in modern computational science. Optimization formulations and methods are proving to be vital in designing algorithms to extract essential knowledge from huge volumes of data. Machine learning, however, is not simply a consumer of optimization technology but a rapidly evolving field that is itself generating new optimization ideas. This book captures the state of the art of the interaction between optimization and machine learning in a way that is accessible to researchers in both fields.Optimization approaches have enjoyed prominence in machine learning because of their wide applicability and attractive theoretical properties. The increasing complexity, size, and variety of today's machine learning models call for the reassessment of existing assumptions. This book starts the process of reassessment. It describes the resurgence in novel contexts of established frameworks such as first-order methods, stochastic approximations, convex relaxations, interior-point methods, and proximal methods. It also devotes attention to newer themes such as regularized optimization, robust optimization, gradient and subgradient methods, splitting techniques, and second-order methods. Many of these techniques draw inspiration from other fields, including operations research, theoretical computer science, and subfields of optimization. The book will enrich the ongoing cross-fertilization between the machine learning community and these other fields, and within the broader optimization community.
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OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Contributor:
Sra, Suvrit, 1976-
Nowozin, Sebastian, 1980-
Wright, Stephen J., 1960-
ISBN:
9780262298773
0262298775
1283302845
9781283302845
9780262016469
026201646X
OCLC:
758384972
Publisher Number:
9786613302847
99952600993
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.