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Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
01 November 2018
Machine learning
Transfer Learning: Algorithms and Applications presents an in-depth discussion on practices for transfer learning, exploring emerging fields that includes a theoretical analysis of various algorithms and problems that lay a solid foundation for future advances in the field.

In the era of Big Data, machine learning methods are widely used in natural language processing, computer vision, speech, and in signal processing communities. However, the current standard machine learning techniques, such as supervised classifiers, tend to fail when the data distribution and/or structure changes over training and test settings.

Current techniques addressing machine learning problems can only address a few isolated tasks at one time. Transfer learning, adapted from how humans learn, models the distribution and structure difference between training and test settings.
By:   Makoto Yamada (Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs Sunnyvale CA USA), Jianhui Chen (Research Scientist in Yahoo Labs, Sunnyvale, CA, USA), Yi Chang (Director of Sciences at Yahoo Labs, Sunnyvale, CA, USA)
Imprint:   Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 191mm, 
ISBN:   9780128035498
ISBN 10:   0128035498
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction 2. Supervised Transfer Learning 3. Unsupervised Transfer Learning 4. Semi-supervised Transfer Learning 5. Heterogeneous Transfer Learning 6. Multi-task learning 7. Domain Similarity Estimation 8. Applications of Transfer Learning

Dr. Makoto Yamada is a research scientist at Yahoo Labs. His research interests include machine learning and its application to natural language processing, signal processing, and computer vision. He has published numerous research articles in top venues within these fields, including the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Machine Learning Journal (MLJ), Neural Computation (NECO), NIPS, ICML, AISTATS, AAAI, IJCAI, CIKM, ICDM, and ECCV. Dr. Jianhui Chen is a research scientist in Yahoo Labs. His research interests include multi-task learning, kernel learning, dimension reduction, and stochastic optimization. He has published research papers in top machine learning/data mining venues, including ICML, NIPS, AISTATS, IJCAI, KDD, TPAMI, JMLR, and TKDD. He also serves as PC members/reviewers for multiple top conferences/journals in relevant fields. Dr. Yi Chang is director of sciences in Yahoo Labs, where he leads the search and anti-abuse science group. His research interests include web search, applied machine learning, and social media mining. Yi has published more than 70 conference/journal papers, and he is a co-author of the book, Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines. Yi is an associate editor for Neurocomputing, Pattern Recognition Letters, and he has served as workshops co-organizers, conference organizer committee members, and area chairs for multiple conferences, including WWW, SIGIR, ICML, KDD, CIKM, etc.

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