Supervised Learning: Partition Methods

  • Bertrand Clarke
  • Ernest Fokoué
  • Hao Helen Zhang
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Basically, supervised learning is what statisticians do almost all the time. The “supervision” refers to the fact that the Y is are available, in contrast to unsupervised learning, the topic of Chapter 8, where Y is are assumed unavailable. The term “learning” is used in a heuristic sense to mean any inferential procedure that can, in principle, be tested for validity. Having measurements on Y available means that model identification, decision making, prediction, and many other goals of analysis can all be validated.


Support Vector Machine Support Vector Feature Space Random Forest Singular Value Decomposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Clarke
    • 1
  • Ernest Fokoué
    • 2
  • Hao Helen Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MiamiMiamiCanada
  2. 2.Department of Science & MathematicsKettering UniversityFlintUSA
  3. 3.Department of StatisticsNorth Carolina State University Program in Statistical GeneticsRaleighUSA

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