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Rishabh Rathore
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Machine Learning Development Life Cycle (MLDLC/MLDC)

The "Machine Learning Development Life Cycle (MLDLC/MLDC)" is an approach to addressing business issues using machine learning. It involves comprehending the problem, developing a solution, transforming data, and creating a model. These distinct steps combine to form the complete machine-learning development cycle.

These are the following steps included in any machine learning project:

  1. Business Understanding: This stage is crucial in tackling a business problem and involves gaining insight into the problem by asking relevant questions.

  2. Data Gathering and Collection: After defining the problem, we need data to solve it. Because we don't always get the right data, we can create a data set by combining data, web scraping, or using specific APIs.

  3. Preprocessing: In this step, the data was prepared for analysis by removing duplicates, handling missing values, converting data types, scaling and normalizing values, addressing outliers, and encoding categorical variables.

  4. Exploratory data analysis (EDA): EDA is a method for analyzing, summarizing, and understanding the main characteristics and relationships in data.

  5. Feature engineering and selection: This involves creating new features and selecting the most important ones for modeling, aiming to improve performance and reduce complexity. Techniques such as correlation analysis, feature importance calculations, and dimensionality reduction are used.

  6. Model Training and Evaluation: In this stage, we try out the different kinds of machine learning models, e.g., supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms, and evaluate model performance on various parameters like the confusion matrix, accuracy, precision, recall, etc.

  7. Model Deployment: Deploying the trained model on cloud platforms such as Heroku, GCP, or AWS to make it usable for real-world applications.

  8. Testing: After successful deployment, evaluate the machine learning model's performance on real-world data to assess its ability to solve the target problem.

  9. Optimize: Improve the machine learning model's performance by analyzing test results and adjusting parameters, features, or algorithms, then repeating the process as needed.

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N Robin • Edited

Thanks Rishabh!
A very impressive post for an intern. I can tell you will do very well in your career - keep up the great work!