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Classification Using Tree Based Models

by Swetha Kolalapudi

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.

What you'll learn

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.

About the author

Swetha loves playing with data and crunching numbers to get cool insights. She is an alumnus of top schools like IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad. She was the first member of Flipkart’s elite Analytics team and was instrumental in scaling it to 100+ employees. Swetha has always had an entrepreneurial bent and a love for teaching. She now has the chance to do both as the co¬founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providing high quality content for technical skill development. Loonycorn ... more

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