Machine Learning


Machine Learning

Master Supervised and Unsupervised Learning Algorithms with Real Examples

Dr Ruchi Doshi, Dr Kamal Kant Hiran, Ritesh Kumar Jain, Dr Kamlesh Lakhwani
Concepts of Machine Learning with Practical Approaches.

● Includes real-scenario examples to explain the working of Machine Learning algorithms.
● Includes graphical and statistical representation to simplify modeling Machine Learning and Neural Networks.
● Full of Python codes, numerous exercises, and model question papers for data science students.

The book offers the readers the fundamental concepts of Machine Learning techniques in a user-friendly language. The book aims to give in-depth knowledge of the different Machine Learning (ML) algorithms and the practical implementation of the various ML approaches.
This book covers different Supervised Machine Learning algorithms such as Linear Regression Model, Naïve Bayes classifier Decision Tree, K-nearest neighbor, Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machine, Random forest algorithms, Unsupervised Machine Learning algorithms such as k-means clustering, Hierarchical Clustering, Probabilistic clustering, Association rule mining, Apriori Algorithm, f-p growth algorithm, Gaussian mixture model and Reinforcement Learning algorithm such as Markov Decision Process (MDP), Bellman equations, policy evaluation using Monte Carlo, Policy iteration and Value iteration, Q-Learning, State-Action-Reward-State-Action (SARSA). It also includes various feature extraction and feature selection techniques, the Recommender System, and a brief overview of Deep Learning.

By the end of this book, the reader can understand Machine Learning concepts and easily implement various ML algorithms to real-world problems.

● Perform feature extraction and feature selection techniques.
● Learn to select the best Machine Learning algorithm for a given problem.
● Get a stronghold in using popular Python libraries like Scikit-learn, pandas, and matplotlib.
● Practice how to implement different types of Machine Learning techniques.
● Learn about Artificial Neural Network along with the Back Propagation Algorithm.
● Make use of various recommended systems with powerful algorithms.
This book is designed for data science and analytics students, academicians, and researchers who want to explore the concepts of machine learning and practice the understanding of real cases. Knowing basic statistical and programming concepts would be good, although not mandatory.

1.  Introduction
2. Supervised Learning Algorithms
3. Unsupervised Learning
4. Introduction to the Statistical Learning Theory
5. Semi-Supervised Learning and Reinforcement Learning
6. Recommended Systems

Machine learning, Supervised learning, Unsupervised learning, Reinforcement learning, Recommended systems, Artificial Neural Network, Deep learning

Machine learning, Supervised learning, Unsupervised learning, Reinforcement learning, Recommended systems, Artificial Neural Network, Deep learning, Perceptron, Markov Decision Process, Bellman equations, Regression, Monte Carlo Methods, Back Propagation Algorithm, Clustering, Recommended systems

ISBN: 9789391392352
eISBN: 9789391392406
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COM032000, COM051010, COM014000,

COM032000 COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COM051010 COMPUTERS / Languages / General
COM014000 COMPUTERS / Computer Science

INR: 599
USD: 34.95
Ebook ( 20 percent less than INR ): 480
Pages: 294
Size: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Release Date: 16-Sep-2021
Binding: Paperback

Dr Ruchi Doshi has more than 14 years of academic, research, and software development experience in Asia and Africa. Currently, she is working as a research supervisor at the Azteca University, Mexico, and as an adjunct faculty at the Jyoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. She has also worked with the BlueCrest University College, Liberia, West Africa as a Registrar and Head, Examination; BlueCrest University College, Ghana, Africa; Amity University, Rajasthan, India; Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services, Udaipur, India.

She has been nominated from the IEEE Headquarters, USA for the Chair, Women in Engineering and Secretary Position in Liberia country. She worked with the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) in Liberia and Ghana for the approval of degrees and accreditations processes. She is interested in the field of Machine Learning and Cloud computing framework development. She has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. She is a Reviewer, Advisor, Ambassador, and Editorial board member of various reputed International journals and conferences. She is an active member in organizing many international seminars, workshops, and conferences in India, Ghana, and Liberia.

Kamal Kant Hiran works as an Assistant Professor, School of Engineering at the Sir Padampat Singhania University (SPSU), Udaipur, Rajasthan, India as well as a Research Fellow at the Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a Gold Medalist in M.Tech. (Hons.). He has more than 16 years of experience as an academic and researcher in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He worked as an Associate Professor and Head of Academics at the BlueCrest University College, Liberia, West Africa; Head of Department at the Academic City College, Ghana, West Africa; Senior Lecturer at the Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India; Assistant Professor at the Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India; Visiting Lecturer at the Government Engineering College, Ajmer.

He has several awards to his credit such as an International travel grant for attending the 114th IEEE Region 8 Committee meeting in Warsaw, Poland; International travel grant for Germany from ITS Europe, Passau, Germany; Best Research Paper Award at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia and SKIT, Jaipur, India; IEEE Liberia Subsection Founder Award; Gold Medal Award in M. Tech (Hons.); IEEE Ghana Section Award – Technical and Professional Activity Chair; IEEE Senior Member Recognition, IEEE Student Branch Award, Elsevier Reviewer Recognition Award, and the Best Research Paper Award from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia. He has published 35 scientific research papers in SCI/Scopus/Web of Science and IEEE Transactions Journal, Conferences, 2 Indian Patents, and 9 books with internationally renowned publishers. He is a reviewer and editorial board member of various reputed International Journals in Elsevier, Springer, IEEE Transactions, IET, Bentham Science, and IGI Global. He is an active member in organizing many international seminars, workshops, and conferences. He has made several international visits to Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Norway, Ghana, Liberia, Ethiopia, Russia, Dubai, and Jordan for research exposures. His research interests focus on Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and Intelligent IoT.

Ritesh Kumar Jain works as an Assistant Professor, at the Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies, (GITS), Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has completed his BE and MTech. He has worked as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department at S. S. College of Engineering. Udaipur; Assistant Professor at Sobhasaria Engineering College, Sikar; Lecturer at the Institute of Technology & Management, Bhilwara.

He is a reviewer of international peer-review journals. He is the author of several research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

Dr. Kamlesh Lakhwani works as an Associate Professor, in Computer Science & Engineering at JECRC University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He has an excellent academic background and a rich experience of 15 years as an academician and researcher in Asia. As a prolific writer in the arena of Computer Sciences and Engineering, he penned down several learning materials on C, C++, Multimedia Systems, Cloud Computing, IoT, Image Processing, etc. He has four published patents to his credit and contributed more than 50 research papers in the conferences/journals/ seminars of International and National repute. His area of interest includes Cloud Computing, theInternet of Things, Computer vision, Image processing, video processing, and Machine Learning.

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Tamil Migrants: A Demographic, Social and Economic Analysis

TITLE: Tamil Migrants: A Demographic, Social and Economic Analysis

AUTHORS: S. Irudaya Rajan, Bernard D’Sami, Samuel Asir Raj, and P. Sivakumar


Price: Rs 1095                        

ISBN: 978-93-5442-126-6

Market rights: World

Edition: First

Size: 140 x 216 mm

Extent: 336

Binding: Hardback

Colour: Text: 2 Colour

 Cover: 4 + 1 Colour

Advance copies:  21 September 2021

Complete stocks: 27 September 2021

Co-publication:  NA



Tamil Nadu has, throughout history, received large numbers of in-migrants, many of whom subsequently became part of Tamil society. Equally, the Tamil region has had a long tradition of out-migration, including international migration as indentured labour on colonial plantations. However, unlike its neighbouring state of Kerala, there is a dearth of comprehensive studies, as well as reliable databases, on migration from Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu Migration Survey 2015 provided significant insights for the first time into the state’s migration flows based on 20,000 households. In the first study of its kind, Tamil Migrants highlights the survey data and provides new data on internal and international migration from Tamil Nadu by combining analyses of demographic, social and economic factors.

The themes explored in the book are diverse, ranging from the demography of Tamil Nadu, its migration history, current migration patterns and their implications, to internal and international migration.

The chapters discuss all aspects of migration in Tamil Nadu­­­, including types of migration, cost of financing and remittances, the crucial impact of migration on employment, human development, and the elderly, and an analysis of the experiences of return migrants, their families and the community.

Through interpretations of Census and large-scale survey data, the authors also put forward recommendations on inter-state migration policies and development outcomes.



 Irudaya Rajanis Chairman, International Institute of Migration and Development (IIMAD), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Bernard D’Sami is Senior Fellow, Loyola Institute of Social Science Training and Research (LISSTAR), Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Samuel Asir Raj is Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

Sivakumaris Head, Centre for Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Analysis, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.



 Migration and Refugee Studies

Development Studies


Social Demography



 List of Tables and Figures

List of Abbreviations



Publisher’s Acknowledgements

  1. Setting the Context
  2. The Demography of Tamil Nadu
  3. Emigration from Tamil Nadu: A Historical View
  4. Internal Migration in Tamil Nadu: A Census-based Analysis
  5. Immigration to Tamil Nadu: A Census-based Analysis
  6. The Tamil Nadu Migration Survey (TMS), 2015
  7. Dimensions of International Migration
  8. Internal Migration from Tamil Nadu
  9. Remittances
  10. Causes, Costs and Financing of Migration
  11. Migration and Employment
  12. Migration and Human Development
  13. Experiences of Return Emigrants (REM)
  14. Gender Dimensions of Emigration and Women Left Behind (WLB)
  15. The Impact of Migration on the Elderly
  16. The Tamil Nadu Migration Survey (TMS) 2015 and Kerala Migration Survey (KMS) 2014: A Comparative Analysis
  17. Summary and Conclusions



New English-Language Academic Books From Pakistan – Available Now Through Al Abbas Books

Our friends at Al Abbas Books have released a list of new English-language publications from leading Pakistani academic authors. The publications cover a broad range of contemporary and historical subjects, including Islamic spirituality, history, and culture, colonial studies, jurisprudence, economic analysis, regional development, human rights activism, geopolitics, and military history.

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Literary Review Issue 498

Literary Review Issue 498

Author: Nanacy Sladek/Various Authors

Publisher: Literary Review

ISBN: 9770144436096

Date: July 2021

Price: £4.50

Cultural Cycles & Climate Change Online Launch

We would like to invite you to attend the online launch of  our book. Here is the zoom link for the meeting

Saturday 22 May 2021  3-4:00pm BST (UK time)

                    THE  PROGRAMME

Chairperson- Jessica Palmarozza –  Introduction


Paul Palmarozza – The Author – The Story About the Book

Jan Willem Van Doorn – The 854 Year Cultural Cycles

Arthur Farndell – Western Cultural Cycle, The Renaissance

Fr Laurence Freeman – Meditation

Hans Leewens –  Reflection & Dialogue

Dr Rahul Varma –  The Need for Service

Matthew Pye – Curbing Climate Change


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10 New Titles From Harper Collins India in April!

Harper Collins India have announced 10 new titles to be released throughout April, we’ve listed them below with some short descriptions.


Author: N. Prabhakaran, Jayasree Kalathil.

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9789354224348

Date: 21.04.2021

No. of Pages: 300

Genre: Fiction

Price: £13.99

“‘A work of historic significance’ – BENYAMIN

A journalist goes to Theeyoor – ‘the land of fire’ – to investigate the unnaturally large number of suicides and disappearances there. Even after he finished the assignment, however, Theeyoor refuses to leave his consciousness. And so, he decides to write its history, telling it through various documents: his own notes, the anecdotes told to him while researching the suicides, Wardha Gopalan’s book The History of Theeyoor, information provided by a local newspaper agent, personal papers of individuals, as well as some ‘incidents’ that the journalist himself imagines.

In N. Prabhakaran’s masterful hands – and in Jayasree Kalathil’s brilliant translation – history, myth, facts, nature, political events, and the everyday concerns of ordinary people weave together into a story that is at once local and universal.”


Author: Boria Majumdar; Gautam Bhattacharya.

Publisher: Harper Sport

ISBN: 9789354223068

Date: 20.04.2021

No. of Pages: 316

Genre: Nonfiction – Sport

Price: £19.99

“1971 was the year that changed Indian cricket forever. Accustomed to seeing a talented but erratic Indian team go from one defeat to another, a stunned cricketing world watched in astonishment as India first beat the West Indies in a Test series on their home turf, and then emerged victorious over England-in England. Suddenly, the Indian team had become a force to reckon with.

Boria Majumdar and Gautam Bhattacharya’s book is a thrilling account of the 1971 twin tours, that brings to life the on-field excitement and the backroom drama.

Against a canvas that features legends: Pataudi and Wadekar, who captained India to the two sensational series victories abroad; Sardesai, Durani, Viswanath, Engineer, Solkar, Abid Ali; the famed spin quartet of Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar and Venkataraghavan; and a young batsman named Sunil Gavaskar who was making his debut-it is the tale of a young country ready and eager to make an impression on the world stage.

Fifty years later, this is a wonderful book to relive those glory days with.”


Author: Girish Kuber

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789390327393

Date: 06.05.2021

No. of Pages: 256

Genre: Nonfiction

Price: £18.99

“Maharashtra. Among the country’s largest, wealthiest, most significant constituents. A great state in name and in deed that has been the cradle of individuals and events that have shaped India.

Girish Kuber, a seasoned journalist and one of Maharashtra’s foremost opinion makers, tells the region’s story in Renaissance State. Taking in its vast sweep the politics, society and history of the land, from the time of the Satavahanas down to the present day, the book chronicles a number of lesser-known tales: the empire that brought the mighty Mughals to their knees, the woman who took the issue of consent in marital sex right up to Queen Victoria, the social reformers who were far ahead of their time, the men and women who were pioneers in different walks of life, the evolution of movements of the right and left as well as for Dalit identity, the man who mentored Gandhi and also the one who killed him, besides recounting the region’s long tradition of standing up to the power centres of the north.

This is the account of the making of Maharashtra and the Marathi Manoos that its proud people deserved but which had so far remained unwritten.”


Author: Yatindra Mishra, Maneesha Taneja

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789354224423

Date: 30.04.2021

No. of Pages: 268

Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies

Price: £21.99

“Akhtaribai Faizabadi, or Begum Akhtar as she was better known, was a legend even during her own lifetime, and one of the last of the great singers from the tawaif community.

Akhtari documents her eventful life and her music through essays and reminiscences by some of her closest friends and associates, and by people who knew her work deeply – including the likes of Bismillah Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Shubha Mudgal, among others.

The volume also includes a long conversation between Acharya Kailash Chandra Dev Brihaspati and Begum Akhtar, and interviews with her disciples Shanti Hiranand and Rita Ganguly.

A bestseller in the original Hindi – and now available in English for the first time – this is a book to treasure for all of Begum Akhtar’s fans and lovers of music.”


Author: Ujwal Kalra, Shobhit Shubhankar

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789354225499

Date: 03.05.2021

No. of Pages: 264

Genre: Business, Investing & Management

Price: £17.50

“The idea of ‘starting up’ has never been as much in vogue as it is today. Filled with ambition, inspired by homegrown heroes, a new breed of entrepreneurs is rising in India. This book is based on the ‘How to Start a Startup’ series at IIM Ahmedabad where over a series of lectures, successful entrepreneurs spoke of their success and failure across key stages of the startup lifecycle.

Startup Compass covers ten stages in the journey of a startup using the experiences of some of the most inspirational startup experts in India and beyond. Theirs are stories of grit and ambition, of vision being transformed into tangible reality, of dreamers, pioneers, steely-eyed achievers. They offer invaluable advice to those who would like to follow in their footsteps.”


Author: Alisha ‘Priti’ Kirpalani

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789390327607

Date: 22.04.2021

No. of Pages: 200

Genre: Nonfiction

Price: £9.99

The Ramsays, India’s first family of horror, are synonymous with the supernatural and gore. Through their films and series, they introduced India to churails that floated across the screen, ghouls that woke up from eerie graveyards, and houses that buzzed with ghosts.

But few knew that behind the production drama, elaborate sets, and haunting showtunes, there was a more sinister story.

For the Ramsays, the supernatural wasn’t just stuck to the screens and camera—it creeped into their lives, too.

Alisha Kirpalani, the granddaughter of FU Ramsay, has grown up on stories that question reality and bring a chill to the bone. In time, she, too, followed in her family’s footsteps and saw through the veil that separates this world and the Other.

From the woman on the highway that Shyam Ramsay met to Gangu Ramsay’s creepy midnight walk with an unwanted companion to Amit Ramsay’s unwelcome dead visitor at Lamington House, the original home of the Ramsays, this book has the improbable, bizarre and spine-chilling scary all parading through its chapters.


Author: Farah Bashir

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9789354224218

Date: 23.04.2021

No. of Pages: 240

Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies

Price: £17.50

“Rumours of Spring is the unforgettable account of Farah Bashir’s adolescence spent in Srinagar in the 1990s. As Indian troops and militants battle across the cityscape and violence becomes the new normal, a young schoolgirl finds that ordinary tasks – studying for exams, walking to the bus stop, combing her hair, falling asleep – are riddled with anxiety and fear.

With haunting simplicity, Farah Bashir captures moments of vitality and resilience from her girlhood amidst the increasing trauma and turmoil of passing years – secretly dancing to pop songs on banned radio stations; writing her first love letter; going to the cinema for the first time – with haunting simplicity. This deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir portrays how territorial conflict surreptitiously affects everyday lives in Kashmir.”


Author: Vijay Gokhale

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789354225352

Date: 07.05.2021

No. of Pages: 176

Genre: Nonfiction

Price: £13.00

“‘I recall being woken by the sound of tanks moving down the Avenue of Eternal Peace. It was 5 o’clock on the morning of 4 June. Tanks, APCs and troop trucks were sweeping down the avenue. Citizens ran for cover. Helicopters hovered above. There were reports of weapons being fired in other parts of Beijing. Foreign media claimed that Chinese troops had fired into the crowds with several hundred casualties.’

More than three decades later, the Tiananmen Square incident refuses to be forgotten. The events that occurred in the summer of 1989 would not only set the course for China’s politics but would also re-define its relationship with the world. China’s message was clear: it remained committed to market-oriented reform, but it would not tolerate any challenge to the supremacy of the Chinese Communist Party. In return for economic prosperity, the Chinese have surrendered some rights to the state. A democratic future seems far away.

Vijay Gokhale, then a young diplomat serving in Beijing, was a witness to the drama that unfolded in Tiananmen Square. This unique account brings an Indian perspective on a seminal event in China’s history that the Chinese government has been eager to have the world forget. ”


Author: Samrat Choudhury

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789390327584

Date: 28.04.2021

No. of Pages: 424

Genre: HarperCollins

Price: £18.99

“The Brahmaputra is by some margin the largest river in India. After its confluence with the Ganga in Bangladesh, it becomes the largest in Asia.

In The Braided River, journalist Samrat Choudhury sets out to follow its braided course from the edge of Tibet where it enters India down to where it meets the Ganga at a spot marked by the biggest red light district in Bangladesh. Along the way, he meets suspicious Indian spies, gets packed off on the back of a cement truck by soldiers, visit a shelter home for baby rhino and elephant orphans in Kaziranga, and hops from river island to riverside town meeting the locals.

The tales of these encounters spice up a story that weaves in the history of the emergence of the border between India and China in Arunachal Pradesh, the formation of the Assamese identity – a matter of great contemporary relevance owing to the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship (Amendment) Act – and the ecological challenges posed by proposed dams.

This is a genre-bending book that touches upon several hot-button issues – environmental, military and political – as it blends travel, memoir and history with the present.”


Author: Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789354226380

Date: 03.05.2021

No. of Pages: 272

Genre: Nonfiction

Price: £18.99

“Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni’s quest to retrace the trail of Rama’s fabled travels during his years in exile began with their trying to locate Chitrakoot on the map and realizing that they had little idea where it might be. Curious about the places mentioned in the Ramayana, they set off on a journey of their own, following Rama’s route from Ayodhya to the Dandakaranya forest and Panchavati (near Nashik) and on to Kishkindhya (close to Hampi), Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka.

Along the way they would discover how closely the narrative of the Ramayana is linked to local folklore, and how the stories of the Ramayana and the moral framework that binds them together still speaks to the people who live in the land across which Rama, Sita and Lakshman made their journey.

For the armchair traveller as well as the enthusiast for epic tales, this is a wonderful book with which to revisit the world of the Ramayana.”

‘Let Us C Solutions’ – Yashavant Kanetkar

Solutions LetUS Yashavant Kanetkar

Author: Yashavant Kanetkar

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9789389845709

Date: 12-Sep-2020

No. of Pages: 249

Genre: Programming

Price: £11.50

Best way to learn any programming language is to create good programs in it. C is not an exception to this rule. Once you decide to write any program you would find that there are always at least two ways to write it. So you need to find out whether you have chosen the best way to implement your program, That’s where you would find this book useful. It contains solutions to all the exercises present in Let Us C 17th Edition. If you learn the language elements form Let Us C, write programs for the problems given in the exercises and then cross check your answers with the solutions given in this book you would be well on your way to become a skilled C programmer.

Author Bio: Yashavant Kanetkar
Through his books and Quest Video Courses on C, C++, Java, Python, Data Structures, .NET, IoT, etc. Yashavant Kanetkar has created, molded and groomed lacs of IT careers in the last three decades. Yashavant’s books and Quest videos have made a significant contribution in creating top-notch IT manpower in India and abroad.

Yashavant’s books are globally recognized and millions of students/professionals have benefitted from them. Yashavant’s books have been translated into Hindi, Gujarati, Japanese, Korean and Chinese languages. Many of his books are published in India, USA, Japan, Singapore, Korea and China.

‘Essential Clinical Surgery’ by Dr Stanley Mathew

'Essential Clinical Surgery' by Dr Stanley Mathew

Essential Clinical Surgery is a contemporary resource for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. The second edition of this book is aimed at providing students with an understanding of the basic tenets of clinical surgery and at retaining and building on the following objectives of the first edition:

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‘365 Nature Stories’ – By Ranjit Lal

365 nature stories by ranjit lal

365 Nature Stories is the latest instalment in the 365 Series, with other titles such as 365 Wonders of the World and 365 Adventure Stories. This instalment in the 365 series is authored by Ranjit Lal – he is the author of over forty-five books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and adults who have children. His abiding interest in natural history, birds, animals and insects is reflected in many of his books.

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