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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LH Machine Learning and Intelligent Data Analysis
SchoolComputer Science
Department Computer Science
Module Code 06 30437
Module Lead TBC
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-167 hours
Lecture-33 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description Machine learning studies how computers can autonomously learn from available data, without being explicitly programmed. The 'information revolution' has generated large amounts of data, but valuable information is often hidden and hence unusable. The module will provide a solid foundation to machine learning and advanced data analysis. It will give an overview of the core concepts, methods, and algorithms for analysing and learning from data. The emphasis will be on the underlying theoretical foundations, illustrated through a set of methods widely used in practice. This will provide the student with a good understanding of how, why and when do various modern machine learning and data analysis methods work.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core ideas and foundations of unsupervised and supervised learning on vectorial data
  • explain principles and techniques for mining textual data
  • demonstrate understanding of the principles of efficient web-mining algorithms
  • demonstrate understanding of broader issues of learning and generalisation in machine learning and data analysis systems
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main Assessments: 1.5 hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%)

Supplementary Assessments: 1.5 hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%)
Other Duplicate of Birmingham-based module 30229
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