Our team doesn't slow down around the holidays - we have been hard at work to release classification, the newest machine learning type available to our API users.
We have added classification as a machine learning type available via the Nexosis API so users can predict categorical target variables. Classification is a way of separating labeled data into groups, or buckets, based on shared characteristics. As part of the release we have added Knn, Naive Bayes, and Logistic Regression to our algorithm suite.
From our experience, classification is more widely understood in the developer community than other machine learning types so we are excited to see how users will apply it. Sample classification use cases include predicting whether a student is admitted to a university or not and whether a loan applicant is a high risk or not.