Journal of Functional Programming


Models for machine learning and data mining in functional programming

a1 School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia 3800 (e-mail:

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The functional programming language Haskell and its type system are used to define and analyse the nature of some problems and tools in machine learning and data mining. Data types and type-classes for statistical models are developed that allow models to be manipulated in a precise, type-safe and flexible way. The statistical models considered include probability distributions, mixture models, function-models, time-series, and classification- and function-model-trees. The aim is to improve ways of designing and programming with models, not only of applying them.