|Original author(s)||Microsoft Research|
v0.4.2301.0301 / January 3, 2023
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Platform||.NET Framework, .NET, Mono|
|Type||Machine learning software library|
Infer.NET follows a model-based approach and is used to solve different kinds of machine learning problems including standard problems like classification, recommendation or clustering, customized solutions and domain-specific problems. The framework is used in various different domains such as bioinformatics, epidemiology, computer vision, and information retrieval.
Development of the framework was started by a team at Microsoft’s research centre in Cambridge, UK in 2004. It was first released for academic use in 2008 and later open sourced in 2018. In 2013, Microsoft was awarded the USPTO’s Patents for Humanity Award in Information Technology category for Infer.NET and the work in advanced machine learning techniques.
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