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M.Tech. – II Semester Regular Examinations, September, 2008 MACHINE LEARNING (Image Processing) Time: 3hours Max. Marks:60 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1.a) Explain what do you understand by machine learning. Present important issues in machine learning. b) Distinguish between concept learning and standard learning tasks. Explain the complexity of concept learning. 2.a) Present the basic decision tree learning algorithm for correct classification. b) What is meant by inductive bias in decision tree learning? Present different issues in decision tree learning for supervised learning requirements. 3.a) Describe the back propagation algorithm in detail. b) Define the one sided confidence interval in interval estimation for sample distributions. Explain a general approach to derive it. 4.a) Explain Baye’s theorem. How is it related to concept learning? b) Represent a Bayesian belief network and explain its learning capability. 5.a) What is radias basis function? Present the local regression aspect of an RBF network. b) Using a relevant example, explain the Hypothesis space search by a genetic algorithm. 6.a) How are rules learnt from data? Present any one sequential covering algorithm to add a rule to the rule base. b) What is explanation based learning? Illustrate. 7.a) Explain in detail about using prior knowledge to alter the search objective. b) Illustrate the Q learning algorithm for non deterministic rewards and actions. 8. Write short notes on: a) Candidate elimination b) Perceptron c) Case based reasoning. ****

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