Category Archives: Machine Learning

Time Series Regression using Keras over CNTK with a LSTM Network

Suppose you have some historical data that shows the total number of airline passengers, every month, for a few years. The goal of time series regression is to predict the number of passengers in the next month. Time series regression … Continue reading

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NFL 2017 Week 2 Predictions – Zoltar Really Likes the Ravens, Raiders, and Seahawks

Zoltar is my NFL prediction computer program. Here are Zoltar’s predictions for week 2 of the 2017 NFL season: Zoltar: texans by 0 dog = bengals Vegas: bengals by 4 Zoltar: steelers by 6 dog = vikings Vegas: steelers by … Continue reading

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Deep Neural Network Training

I wrote an article titled “Deep Neural Network Training” in the September 2017 issue of Microsoft MSDN Magazine. See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt842505. A regular neural network has a set of input nodes a set of hidden processing nodes, and a set of … Continue reading

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I Give a Talk about The Neural Network Basics

I’m working with a group of people whose goal is to create a prediction system that uses some kind of deep neural network. It shouldn’t surprise you that in order to understand deep neural networks, you have to understand ordinary, … Continue reading

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NFL 2017 Week 1 Predictions – Zoltar Likes Three Favorites and Two Underdogs

Zoltar is my NFL prediction computer program. Here are Zoltar’s predictions for week 1 of the 2017 NFL season: Zoltar: patriots by 6 dog = chiefs Vegas: patriots by 9 Zoltar: bills by 6 dog = jets Vegas: bills by … Continue reading

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I Give a Talk about Data Encoding

Among my software developer colleagues, there’s a lot of interest in machine learning with neural networks. Neural networks are essentially complex math functions, so if you have predictor variables that can take categorical values, like (red, yellow, blue, green), you … Continue reading

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A Neural Network using Raw R Language Code

I decided to spin up a neural network demo program, using raw R language code. R is a language that’s quite unlike the others I use — mostly C#, Java, Python, and JavaScript — so it’s important for me to … Continue reading

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