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I'm currently working on many Machine Learning and computational algorithms, such as Singular Value Decomposition, Support Vector Machines, and others.

I'd like to exchange some words with other experts, but I don't know which StackExchange website to use to post my questions.

  • Should I use Computer Science one?
  • Should I use Theoretical Computer Science one?
  • Should I use Computational Science one?
  • Should I use Statistical Analysis one?
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Should I use Computer Science one? Should I use Theoretical Computer Science one? Should I use Computational Science one? Should I use Statistical Analysis one?

Machine learning should be on-topic for either Computer Science or Statistical Analysis. If your questions are at least graduate study level and theoretical (as explained in their scope), then they should be acceptable at Theoretical Computer Science as well. Do any of those sites have questions similar to the ones you want to ask that are currently getting answered? If so, then that's the one I'd pick.

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What about stats.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic? –  moose May 25 at 17:15

Research level questions should go to Theoretical CS, anything lower should go to CS. If it's a question about a statistical method, either within the model or analyzing output, and it doesn't require any CS knowledge, I'd think Cross-validated (stats) would be best.

There have been a couple area 51 proposals for AI and ML that have actually made it to beta, but both were shut down after private, I believe due to a lack of experts and expert-level questions.

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It doesn't answer your question exactly but I find http://metaoptimize.com/qa/ more helpful for machine learning related questions.

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Lock-in is always a danger with these sorts of communities. Does metaoptimize, the firm that runs that q&a site, make it easy to download a machine-readable dump of all the q&a, like stackexchange does? I couldn't find it if they do. –  nealmcb Nov 4 '13 at 14:08

Questions about use and selection of machine learning algorithms, or about machine learning generally, are appropriate for DataScience.SE, where machine-learning has been the most popular tag in the first month of private and public beta.

However, questions about implementing or design of algorithms are probably more appropriate for one of the computer science sites that @BilltheLizard mentioned. See also: Are questions about algorithm implementation on-topic?

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Note that there are also several Area51 sites/proposals about Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning. For example here.

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