Supervised learning is the common approach when you have a dataset containing both features (x) and target (y) that you are trying to predict. You apply supervised machine learning algorithms to approximate a function (f) that best maps inputs (x) to an output variable (y).
Because the machine learning algorithm was provided with the correct answer to the problem, the algorithm is able to learn how the other variables relate to the value/answer. This allows you to discover the insights that predict future outcomes based on historical patterns.
Below are two examples of Supervised Machine Learning:
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Supervised machine learning algorithms allow for the discovery of insights to better understand relationships and patterns within a labeled training data set. A labeled training data set already contains the known value, or answer, for the target variable of each record.
In supervised learning, input data is provided to the model along with the output. In unsupervised learning, only input data is provided to the model.
The goal of supervised learning algorithm is to find a mapping function to map the input variable(x) with the output variable(y).
The main advantage of supervised learning is that it allows you to collect data or produce a data output from the previous experience.
Below is a list of common applications that uses supervised machine learning
With supervised learning, input data is provided to the model along with the output. For unsupervised learning, only input data is provided to the model.
In classical supervised models, high-level abstraction of input features is not created. But in deep neural networks, abstractions of input features are formed internally.
An advantage of supervised learning is its ability to collect data or produce a data output from the previous experience. A disadvantage of the model is that decision boundary might be overstrained if your training set doesn't have examples that you want to have in a class.