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Machine Learning

  1. Chih-Chin Lai1,
  2. Shing-Hwang Doong2,
  3. Chih-Hung Wu3

Published Online: 13 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse228

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Lai, C.-C., Doong, S.-H. and Wu, C.-H. 2008. Machine Learning. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–6.

Author Information

  1. 1

    National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

  2. 2

    Shu-Te University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  3. 3

    National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2008

Abstract

Machine learning is about programming a computer to improve a performance measure through experience in performing certain tasks. For this purpose, a computer program is used that adapts to its environment by gaining knowledge through experience. In this article, we try to discuss the machine larning from the following firections: definition and state, the learning process, learning methods, and other considerations.

Keywords:

  • machine learning;
  • knowledge representation;
  • feature representation;
  • learning algorithms;
  • artificial intelligence;
  • cognitive science;
  • hybrid learning;
  • measurement criteria