Classification problems are common in all domains and tree based models are very effective solutions to these problems. This course is all about tree based models, from simple decision trees, to complex ensemble learning techniques, and more.
Machine Learning can sound very complicated, but anyone with a will to learn can successfully
apply it, if they approach it from first principles.
This course, Classification Using Tree Based Models, covers a specific class of Machine Learning problems - classification problems
and how to solve these problems using Tree based models. First, you'll learn about building and visualizing decision trees
as well as recognizing the serious problem of overfitting and its causes. Next, you'll learn about using ensemble learning to overcome overfitting.
Finally, you'll explore 2 specific ensemble learning techniques - Random Forests and Gradient boosted trees
By the end of this course, you'll be able to recognize opportunities where you can use Tree
based models to solve classification problems and measure how well your solution is doing.