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Blogging the Stanford Machine Learning Class

If there is a way to split baseball teams into five groups, the machine will find it Photograph by Nick Laham/Getty Images. This is a classic example of a supervised learning problem: Were telling the computer ahead of time what its looking forone of 10 symbolsand helping it train by feeding it data in which the correct answer has already been provided. Lets say you were asked to take your favorite sport and divide the teams into two categories based on their style of play, ignoring structural groupings like leagues and divisions. As a baseball fan, my instinct would be to divide the major leagues into teams that emphasize pitching and those that focus on hitting.

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