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Graph-Powered Machine Learning

Alessandro Negro
  • MEAP began October 2018
  • Publication in September 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617295645
  • 503 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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A wonderful introduction to graphs for machine learning enthusiasts, as well as a great entrée into machine learning for graph experts.

Erik Sapper
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At its core, machine learning is about efficiently identifying patterns and relationships in data. Many tasks, such as finding associations among terms so you can make accurate search recommendations or locating individuals within a social network who have similar interests, are naturally expressed as graphs. Graph-Powered Machine Learning teaches you how to use graph-based algorithms and data organization strategies to develop superior machine learning applications.

about the technology

Graph-based machine learning is an incredibly powerful tool for any task that involves pattern matching in large data sets. Applications include security concerns like identifying fraud or detecting network intrusions, application areas like social networking or natural language processing, and better user experiences through accurate recommendations and smart search. By organizing and analyzing your data as graphs your applications work more fluidly with graph-centric algorithms like nearest neighbor or page rank where it’s important to quickly identify and exploit relevant relationships. Modern graph data stores, like Neo4j or Amazon Neptune, are readily available tools that support graph-powered machine learning.

about the book

Graph-Powered Machine Learning introduces you to graph technology concepts, highlighting the role of graphs in machine learning and big data platforms. You’ll get an in-depth look at techniques including data source modeling, algorithm design, link analysis, classification, and clustering. As you master the core concepts, you’ll explore three end-to-end projects that illustrate architectures, best design practices, optimization approaches, and common pitfalls. Author Alessandro Negro’s extensive experience building graph-based machine learning systems shines through in every chapter, as you learn from examples and concrete scenarios based on his own work with real clients!

what's inside

  • The lifecycle of a machine learning project
  • Three end-to-end applications
  • Graphs in big data platforms
  • Data source modeling
  • Natural language processing, recommendations, and relevant search
  • Optimization methods

about the reader

Written for readers comfortable with machine learning basics.

about the author

Alessandro Negro is a Chief Scientist at GraphAware. With extensive experience in software development, software architecture, and data management, he has been a speaker at many conferences, such as Java One, Oracle Open World, and Graph Connect. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has authored several publications on graph-based machine learning.

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There is a lot of really great material here. The author really knows his stuff.

Tom Heiman

Really interesting take on Graphs and their role in machine learning whilst providing a clear vision as to how to apply them to your own work.

Richard Vaughan

A great book. I've enjoyed the discussion parts. The author gives real insights about how to deal with some issues, what is working or not and he is capable to share his love for property graphs technologies with conviction and strength.

Arnaud Castelltort

A really neat book. It introduces the use of graphs both as a means to store data and as an approach to data mining. I haven't seen anything like it.

Tom Heiman