Seriously Unnecessary Baffling Obscure Perplexing Terms In Machine Learning


Simple explanations for seemingly complicated machine learning and math terms

Starting with Machine Learning is difficult...

Everybody is using complicated and confusing terms

There are complicated math formulas everywhere

You don't understand anything.

Don't worry - you've come to the right place! This page will explain those perplexing terms in human language. And let me tell you a secret - most things are not that hard! Get started with these explanations.

Machine Learning Terms


A representation of an object as a list of numbers.

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Math Terms

Gradient Descent

A simple method for minimizing a function by changing its parameters in the direction the function decreases.

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Math Terms

Mean Squared Error

A function that measures how well a predicted value Ŷ matches some ground-truth value Y

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