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Machine Learning

  1. Susan R. Wilson

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a14020

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Wilson, S. R. 2005. Machine Learning. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.

Author Information

  1. Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


A brief overview is given of machine learning and its relationship with various commonly used statistical techniques.


  • artificial intelligence;
  • bioinformatics;
  • clustering;
  • discrimination;
  • information theory;
  • neural networks;
  • vector support machines (SVMs)