Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining

2017 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Linear Regression

  • Novi QuadriantoEmail author
  • Wray L. Buntine
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7687-1_481

Definition

Linear regression is an instance of the  Regression problem which is an approach to modeling a functional relationship between input variables x and an output/response variable y. In linear regression, a linear function of the input variables is used, and more generally a linear function of some vector function of the input variables \(\boldsymbol{\phi }(x)\)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Informatics, SMiLe CLiNiCUniversity of SussexBrightonUK
  2. 2.Statistical Machine Learning Program, NICTACanberraAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Information Technology, Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia