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CS760Proficiency in the material covered in CS 760 is assumed even though the material may not be explicitly listed in the reading list below. Content covered in 760 lectures is important to understand the readings as well as to answer the qualifier questions. Foundations of Machine Learning Tom Mitchell (1997). Machine Learning, McGrawHill. [Chapters 18, 10, 13] BiasVariance Tradeoff Stuart Geman, Elie Bienenstock and Rene Doursat (1992). Neural networks and the bias/variance dilemma. Neural Computation, 4, 1–58. [Sections 13] PrecisionRecall and ROC Curves Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze (2008). Introduction to Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press. 2008. [Sections 8.38.4] Ensemble Methods Thomas G. Dietterich (1997). Machine Learning Research: Four Current Directions. AI Magazine, 18: 97136. [Sections 12] Active Learning Burr Settles (2012). Active Learning. [Sections 13] Support Vector Machines Asa BenHur and Jason Weston (2010). A User’s Guide to Support Vector Machines. In Data Mining Techniques for the Life Sciences: Methods in Molecular Biology, 2010, Volume 609, Part 2, Chapter 13, pp. 223239. SemiSupervised Learning Xiaojing Zhu and Andrew Goldberg (2009). Introduction to SemiSupervised Learning. Morgan & Claypool, 2012. [Chapters 1, 2, 5]. Statistical Relational Learning Pedro Domingos and Matt Richardson (2007). Markov Logic: A Unifying Framework for Statistical Relational Learning. In L. Getoor and B. Taskar (eds.), Introduction to Statistical Relational Learning, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Chapter 12. 