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Points of significance: Machine learning: supervised methods

Supervised learning algorithms extract general principles from observed examples guided by a specific prediction objective.

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  1. Danilo Bzdok is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and a Visiting Professor at INRIA/Neurospin Saclay in France.

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  2. Martin Krzywinski is a staff scientist at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

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  3. Naomi Altman is a Professor of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University.

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