The Nature of Statistical Learning Theory (Information Science and Statistics) by Vladimir Vapnik
Springer; 2nd edition | November 19, 1999 | English | ISBN: 0387987800 | 334 pages | PDF | 10 MB
The aim of this book is to discuss the fundamental ideas which lie behind the statistical theory of learning and generalization. It considers learning as a general problem of function estimation based on empirical data. Omitting proofs and technical details, the author concentrates on discussing the main results of learning theory and their connections to fundamental problems in statistics.