Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers shows you how to build smarter .NET applications that learn from data, using simple algorithms and techniques that can be applied to a wide range of real-world problems. You’ll code each project in the familiar setting of Visual Studio, while the machine learning logic uses F#, a language ideally suited to machine learning applications in .NET. If you’re new to F#, this book will give you everything you need to get started. If you’re already familiar with F#, this is your chance to put the language into action in an exciting new context. In a series of fascinating projects, you’ll learn how to: Build an optical character recognition (OCR) system from scratch Code a spam filter that learns by example Use F#’s powerful type providers to interface with external resources (in this case, data analysis tools from the R programming language) Transform your data into informative features, and use them to make accurate predictions Find patterns in data when you don’t know what you’re looking for Predict numerical values using regression models Implement an intelligent game that learns how to play from experience Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental ideas that can be applied in all kinds of real-world contexts and industries, from advertising to finance, medicine, and scientific research. While some machine learning algorithms use fairly advanced mathematics, this book focuses on simple but effective approaches. If you enjoy hacking code and data, this book is for you.
Cognitive Computing Fundamentals for Better Decision Making
Author: Patanjali Kashyap
Take a deep dive into the concepts of machine learning as they apply to contemporary business and management. You will learn how machine learning techniques are used to solve fundamental and complex problems in society and industry. Machine Learning for Decision Makers serves as an excellent resource for establishing the relationship of machine learning with IoT, big data, and cognitive and cloud computing to give you an overview of how these modern areas of computing relate to each other. This book introduces a collection of the most important concepts of machine learning and sets them in context with other vital technologies that decision makers need to know about. These concepts span the process from envisioning the problem to applying machine-learning techniques to your particular situation. This discussion also provides an insight to help deploy the results to improve decision-making. The book uses case studies and jargon busting to help you grasp the theory of machine learning quickly. You'll soon gain the big picture of machine learning and how it fits with other cutting-edge IT services. This knowledge will give you confidence in your decisions for the future of your business. What You Will Learn Discover the machine learning, big data, and cloud and cognitive computing technology stack Gain insights into machine learning concepts and practices Understand business and enterprise decision-making using machine learning Absorb machine-learning best practices Who This Book Is For Managers tasked with making key decisions who want to learn how and when machine learning and related technologies can help them.
Nine real-world projects to build robust and high-performing machine learning models with C#
Author: Yoon Hyup Hwang
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Power your C# and .NET applications with exciting machine learning models and modular projects Key Features Produce classification, regression, association, and clustering models Expand your understanding of machine learning and C# Get to grips with C# packages such as Accord.net, LiveCharts, and Deedle Book Description Machine learning is applied in almost all kinds of real-world surroundings and industries, right from medicine to advertising; from finance to scientifc research. This book will help you learn how to choose a model for your problem, how to evaluate the performance of your models, and how you can use C# to build machine learning models for your future projects. You will get an overview of the machine learning systems and how you, as a C# and .NET developer, can apply your existing knowledge to the wide gamut of intelligent applications, all through a project-based approach. You will start by setting up your C# environment for machine learning with the required packages, Accord.NET, LiveCharts, and Deedle. We will then take you right from building classifcation models for spam email fltering and applying NLP techniques to Twitter sentiment analysis, to time-series and regression analysis for forecasting foreign exchange rates and house prices, as well as drawing insights on customer segments in e-commerce. You will then build a recommendation model for music genre recommendation and an image recognition model for handwritten digits. Lastly, you will learn how to detect anomalies in network and credit card transaction data for cyber attack and credit card fraud detections. By the end of this book, you will be putting your skills in practice and implementing your machine learning knowledge in real projects. What you will learn Set up the C# environment for machine learning with required packages Build classification models for spam email filtering Get to grips with feature engineering using NLP techniques for Twitter sentiment analysis Forecast foreign exchange rates using continuous and time-series data Make a recommendation model for music genre recommendation Familiarize yourself with munging image data and Neural Network models for handwritten-digit recognition Use Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for cyber attack detection One-Class Support Vector Machine for credit card fraud detection Who this book is for If you're a C# or .NET developer with good knowledge of C#, then this book is perfect for you to get Machine Learning into your projects and make smarter applications.
Build Android and iOS applications using TensorFlow Lite and Core ML
Author: Karthikeyan NG
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Bring magic to your mobile apps using TensorFlow Lite and Core ML Key Features Explore machine learning using classification, analytics, and detection tasks. Work with image, text and video datasets to delve into real-world tasks Build apps for Android and iOS using Caffe, Core ML and Tensorflow Lite Book Description Machine learning is a technique that focuses on developing computer programs that can be modified when exposed to new data. We can make use of it for our mobile applications and this book will show you how to do so. The book starts with the basics of machine learning concepts for mobile applications and how to get well equipped for further tasks. You will start by developing an app to classify age and gender using Core ML and Tensorflow Lite. You will explore neural style transfer and get familiar with how deep CNNs work. We will also take a closer look at Google’s ML Kit for the Firebase SDK for mobile applications. You will learn how to detect handwritten text on mobile. You will also learn how to create your own Snapchat filter by making use of facial attributes and OpenCV. You will learn how to train your own food classification model on your mobile; all of this will be done with the help of deep learning techniques. Lastly, you will build an image classifier on your mobile, compare its performance, and analyze the results on both mobile and cloud using TensorFlow Lite with an RCNN. By the end of this book, you will not only have mastered the concepts of machine learning but also learned how to resolve problems faced while building powerful apps on mobiles using TensorFlow Lite, Caffe2, and Core ML. What you will learn Demystify the machine learning landscape on mobile Age and gender detection using TensorFlow Lite and Core ML Use ML Kit for Firebase for in-text detection, face detection, and barcode scanning Create a digit classifier using adversarial learning Build a cross-platform application with face filters using OpenCV Classify food using deep CNNs and TensorFlow Lite on iOS Who this book is for Machine Learning Projects for Mobile Applications is for you if you are a data scientist, machine learning expert, deep learning, or AI enthusiast who fancies mastering machine learning and deep learning implementation with practical examples using TensorFlow Lite and CoreML. Basic knowledge of Python programming language would be an added advantage.
Get hands on with Kelp.Net , Microsoft’s latest Deep Learning framework Key Features Deep Learning Basics The ultimate Kelp.Net reference guide Develop state of the art deep learning applications C# Deep Learning code Develop advanced deep learning models with minimal code Develop your own advanced Deep Learning models Loading and Saving Deep Learning Models Comprehensive Kelp.Net reference Sample Deep Learning Models and Tests OpenCL Reference Easily add deep learning to your applications Many sample models and tests Intuitive and user friendly Description Deep Learning with Kelp.Net is the ultimate reference for C# .Net developers who are passionate about deep learning. Readers will learn all the skills necessary to develop powerful, scalable and flexible deep learning models from a fluid and easy to use API. Upon completing the book the reader will have all the tools necessary to add powerful deep learning capabilities to their new or existing applications. What you will learn In-depth knowledge of Kelp.Net How to develop Deep Learning models C# Deep Learning programming Open-Computing Language (OpenCL) Loading and saving Deep Learning models How to develop and use activation functions How to test Deep Learning models Who This Book is For This book targets C# .Net developers who are passionate about deep learning yet want to do so from an easy and intuitive API. Table of Contents Introduction ML/DL Terms and Concepts Deep Instrumentation Kelp.Net Reference Loading and Saving Models Model Testing and Training Sample Deep Learning Tests Creating Your Own Deep Learning Tests Appendix A: Evaluation Metrics Appendix B: OpenCL About the Author Matt R. Cole is a seasoned developer and published author with over 30 years’ experience in Microsoft Windows, C, C++, C# and .Net. He is the owner of Evolved AI Solutions, a premier provider of advanced Machine Learning/Bio-AI technologies. He developed the first enterprise grade MicroService framework written completely in C# and .Net, which is used in production by a major hedge fund in NYC. He also developed the first Bio Artificial Intelligence framework which completely integrates mirror and canonical neurons. He continues to push the limits of Machine Learning, Biological Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and MicroServices. In his spare time Matt loves to continue his education and contribute to open source efforts such as Kelp.Net. His Website: www.evolvedaisolutions.com His LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/evolvedai/ His Blog: www.evolvedaisolutions.com/blog.html
Build smart, speedy, and reliable data-intensive applications using machine learning
Author: Matt R. Cole
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Explore supervised and unsupervised learning techniques and add smart features to your applications Key Features Leverage machine learning techniques to build real-world applications Use the Accord.NET machine learning framework for reinforcement learning Implement machine learning techniques using Accord, nuML, and Encog Book Description The necessity for machine learning is everywhere, and most production enterprise applications are written in C# using tools such as Visual Studio, SQL Server, and Microsoft Azur2e. Hands-On Machine Learning with C# uniquely blends together an understanding of various machine learning concepts, techniques of machine learning, and various available machine learning tools through which users can add intelligent features.These tools include image and motion detection, Bayes intuition, and deep learning, to C# .NET applications. Using this book, you will learn to implement supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms and will be better equipped to create excellent predictive models. In addition, you will learn both supervised and unsupervised forms of regression, mainly logistic and linear regression, in depth. Next, you will use the nuML machine learning framework to learn how to create a simple decision tree. In the concluding chapters, you will use the Accord.Net machine learning framework to learn sequence recognition of handwritten numbers using dynamic time warping. We will also cover advanced concepts such as artificial neural networks, autoencoders, and reinforcement learning. By the end of this book, you will have developed a machine learning mindset and will be able to leverage C# tools, techniques, and packages to build smart, predictive, and real-world business applications. What you will learn Learn to parameterize a probabilistic problem Use Naive Bayes to visually plot and analyze data Plot a text-based representation of a decision tree using nuML Use the Accord.NET machine learning framework for associative rule-based learning Develop machine learning algorithms utilizing fuzzy logic Explore support vector machines for image recognition Understand dynamic time warping for sequence recognition Who this book is for Hands-On Machine Learning with C#is forC# .NETdevelopers who work on a range of platforms from .NET and Windows to mobile devices. Basic knowledge of statistics is required.
Building Smart Applications with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs
Author: Nishith Pathak
Get introduced to the world of artificial intelligence with this accessible and practical guide. Build applications that make intelligent use of language and user interaction to better compete in today’s marketplace. Discover how your application can deeply understand and interpret content on the web or a user’s machine, intelligently react to direct user interaction through speech or text, or make smart recommendations on products or services that are tailored to each individual user. With Microsoft Cognitive Services, you can do all this and more utilizing a set of easy-to-use APIs that can be consumed on the desktop, web, or mobile devices. Developers normally think of AI implementation as a tough task involving writing complex algorithms. This book aims to remove the anxiety by creating a cognitive application with a few lines of code. There is a wide range of Cognitive Services APIs available. This book focuses on some of the most useful and powerful ways that your application can make intelligent use of language. Artificial Intelligence for .NET: Speech, Language, and Search will show you how you can start building amazing capabilities into your applications today. What You'll Learn Understand the underpinnings of artificial intelligence through practical examples and scenarios Get started building an AI-based application in Visual Studio Build a text-based conversational interface for direct user interaction Use the Cognitive Services Speech API to recognize and interpret speech Look at different models of language, including natural language processing, and how to apply them in your Visual Studio application Reuse Bing search capabilities to better understand a user’s intention Work with recommendation engines and integrate them into your apps Who This Book Is For Developers working on a range of platforms, from .NET and Windows to mobile devices. Examples are given in C#. No prior experience with AI techniques or theory is required.
F# is a multi-paradigm programming language that encompasses object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming language properties. The F# functional programming language enables developers to write simple code to solve complex problems. Starting with the fundamental concepts of F# and functional programming, this book will walk you through basic problems, helping you to write functional and maintainable code. Using easy-to-understand examples, you will learn how to design data structures and algorithms in F# and apply these concepts in real-life projects. The book will cover built-in data structures and take you through enumerations and sequences. You will gain knowledge about stacks, graph-related algorithms, and implementations of binary trees. Next, you will understand the custom functional implementation of a queue, review sets and maps, and explore the implementation of a vector. Finally, you will find resources and references that will give you a comprehensive overview of F# ecosystem, helping you to go beyond the fundamentals.
C SHARP is Microsoft's brand-new programming language, which is an integral part of the new.NET platform. Visual C SHARP.NET is part of the new Visual Studio.NET release of programming tools (along with Visual Basic and Visual C++). It simplifies the development of Web applications. C SHARP is based on C++ but adds a lot of functionality that Java developers have come to love. It is Microsoft's first true object-oriented programming language, which makes it easier to develop complex applications. It is expected to be popular with both C++ and VB developers and over time may pull away some of the Java audience as well.