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Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning Hardcover – Nov 23 2005
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About the Author
Carl Edward Rasmussen is a Lecturer at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, and Adjunct Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen.
Christopher K. I. Williams is Professor of Machine Learning and Director of the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
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Otherwise, all the explanations concerning Gaussian Processes themselves for regression and classification are very clear and make this book a very worthwhile read. I would recommend also reading other books focusing more on Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces in order to have a complete picture of these methods (e.g. "Learning with Kernels" by Scholkopf and Smola or for an even broader picture "Generalized Additive Models" by Hastie and Tibshirani).
Finally, since GP and RKHS for classification are still evolving subjects, it is probably a good idea to keep reading more material on them after finishing this book.
The book is highly technical but it also does a great job explaining how Gaussian Processes fit in the big picture regarding the last few decades in the Machine Learning field and how they are related in some ways to both SVM and Neural Networks.
I'm still working my way through the book but so far I'm extremely pleased with it. As the first reviewer said, it's an evolving subject so keep looking for new material.
It's a well-edited hardcover book and at this price it's a steal.
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