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Friday, November 14, 2008

Difference between Machine Learning and Statistics

There is no dividing line between machine learning and statistics because there is a continuum—
and a multidimensional one at that—of data analysis techniques.

However, to differntiate, we could say that Statistics has been more concerned with testing hypotheses, whereas machine learning has been more concerned with formulating the process of generalization as a search through possible hypotheses.

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