Course detail

Machine Learning and Recognition

FIT-SURAcad. year: 2019/2020

The tasks of classification and pattern recognition, basic schema of a classifier, data and evaluation of individual methods, statistical pattern recognition, feature extraction, multivariate Gaussian distribution,, maximum likelihood estimation, Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM), Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm, linear classifiers, perceptron, Gaussian Linear Classifier, logistic regression, support vector machines (SVM), feed-forward neural networks, convolutional and recurrent neural networks, sequence classification, Hidden Markov Models (HMM). Applications of the methods of speech and image processing.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will get acquainted with the problem of machine learning applied to pattern classification and recognition. They will learn how to apply basic methods in the fields of speech processing and computer graphics. They will understand the common aspects and differences of the particular methods and will be able to take advantage of the existing classifiers in real-situations.
The students will get acquainted with python libraries focused on math, linear algebra and machine learning. They will also improve their math skills (probability theory, statistics, linear algebra) a programming skills. The students will learn to work in a team.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the standard math notation.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bishop, C. M.: Pattern Recognition, Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, 2006, ISBN 0-387-31073-8.
Hart, P. E., Stork, D. G.:Pattern Classification (2nd ed), John Wiley & Sons, 2000, ISBN: 978-0-471-05669-0.
Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville. 2016. Deep Learning. The MIT Press.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes


  • Mid-term test - up to 15 points
  • Project - up to 25 points
  • Written final exam - up to 60 points

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

To understand the foundations of machine learning with the focus on pattern classification and recognition. To learn how to apply basic algorithms and methods from this field to problems in speech and image recognition. To conceive basic principles of different generative an discriminative models for statistical pattern recognition. To get acquainted with the evaluation procedures.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The evaluation includes a mid-term test, individual project, and the final exam. The mid-term test does not have a correction option, the final exam has two possible correction terms

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme MITAI Master's

    specialization NADE , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NBIO , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NGRI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NNET , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NVIZ , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NCPS , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NSEC , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NEMB , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NHPC , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NISD , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NIDE , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NISY , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    specialization NMAL , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    specialization NMAT , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NSEN , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NVER , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    specialization NSPE , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  1. The tasks of classification and pattern recognition, the basic schema of a classifier, data sets and evaluation
  2. Probabilistic distributions, statistical pattern recognition
  3. Generative and discriminative models
  4. Multivariate Gaussian distribution, Maximum Likelihood estimation,
  5. Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM), Expectation Maximization (EM)
  6. Feature extraction, Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients.
  7. Application of the statistical models in speech and image processing.
  8. Linear classifiers, perceptron
  9. Gaussian Linear Classifier, Logistic regression
  10. Support Vector Machines (SVM), kernel functions
  11. Neural networks - feed-forward, convolutional and recurrent
  12. Hidden Markov Models (HMM) and their application to speech recognition
  13. Project presentation

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Projects

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Individually assigned projects

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