Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining

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

Unsupervised Learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7687-1_976

Unsupervised learning refers to any machine learning process that seeks to learn structure in the absence of either an identified output (cf. supervised learning) or feedback (cf. reinforcement learning). Three typical examples of unsupervised learning are clustering, association rules, and self-organizing maps.

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