Statistical classification is the problem of identifying the sub-population to which new observations belong, where the identity of the sub-population is unknown, on the basis of a training set of data containing observations whose sub-population is known. Therefore these classifications will show a ...

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Algorithm for online handwriting recognition

Is there any specific algorithm for online handwriting recognition? The algorithm should recognize non-cursive and cursive handwriting. I know there is already a similar post on stackoverflow.com, ...
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What is the False Discovery Rate curve?

I have heard of the "false discovery rate curve" (e.g here) but never seen an example. If I recall correctly from a conversation with a colleague, the y-axis in ...
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Advice on finding features of users who converted vs. users who didn't?

I'm a programmer (comfortable in Python and R) and I'm getting started with machine learning methods. I have a lot of data from the past year about users on my site. About 50% of the users converted ...
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Abnormalities in results L-LDA

For my research I am using Labelled Latent Dirichlet Allocation (L-LDA) on Reuters-21578 ModApte split dataset. In this dataset the news stories have a title and a body. To test the effect of L-LDA, I ...
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How to apply properly k-nn algorithm when having several attributes

Let assume I have a dataset like this dataset where there are several textual attributes even continuos attributes like age. I have always encountered cases where k-nn is applied on just two ...
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How many samples do I need to prove that a classification algorithm is better than another?

I have two algorithms A and B, used to automatically classify each of N elements into K categories, N and K both being in the millions. Neither A or B is perfect, but it is relatively easy for a human ...
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Naive Bayes classifier calculation

I'm trying to use naive Bayes classifier to classify my dataset.My questions are: 1- Usually when we try to calculate the likehood we use the formula: P(c|x)= P(c|x1) * P(c|x2)*...P(c|xn)*P(c) . But ...
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One-class Classification of multidimensional vectors

I have a m x k User-feature matrix (m >> k) obtained by factorizing an original User-websites matrix (m x n) that has #page views as entries. Additionally, there are users (say r) who have been ...
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Beginner question on linear separability of classes

FOr an n dimensional feature vector, How to decide if the classes are linearly separable? DOes this apply to more than 2 class problem? Say for 3 classes, how does one decide? Thank you.
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Applying an RBF kernel first and then train using a Linear Classifier

I will start off by saying that I don't have a concrete understanding of whats under the hood of a SVM classifier. I am interested in using an SVM with the RBF kernel to train a two class ...
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Which classifiers work well with unbalanced data?

I have a binary classification problem which is very unbalanced - it can have 98% of data from one class. Which classifiers work well with this sort of data? I have an unlimited supply of training ...
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Standardizing before/after/at all when using multi-class LDA for pre-processing step

If a multi-class Linear Discriminant Analysis (or I also read Multiple Discriminant Analysis sometimes) is used for dimensionality reduction (or transformation after dimensionality reduction via PCA), ...
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Good machine learning models for confusable categories

I'm using the word confusable to represent similar looking glyphs in text. I'm building an optical character recognition tool with the primary goal of experimenting with machine learning – especially ...
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For a model like this what performance measures can I calculate and how?

Methods: From the machine learning literature, I understand different parameters can show performance of model in machine learning. I would briefly expand my understanding with confusion matrix: ...
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High precision with low recall SVM

I'm classifying a data set using SVM and those are the precision and recall values for two classes. ...
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SVM Classification with Duplicate Training Instances

I'm using SVMs with linear kernel for sentence classification (binary). My dataset contains many duplicate instances i.e. many sentences in the training set have identical feature vectors. In the ...
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Binary classification with too few positive samples

I met a problem of doing a binary classification with quite few positive samples. For example: Binary classification with either labelled 1 samples (positive) or labelled 0 samples (negative ...
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Is LDA more likely to be overfitted than SVM?

I went to a short talk and the speaker quickly mentioned something like 'LDA is more likely to be overfitted than SVM'. Is this true? And why? Thanks a lot. A.
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How many features can be used for classification?

Asked a similar question the other day without an answer Link. I think maybe the question there is too big. Here I want to ask a specific one: 2 Class labels (Binary classification labelled with ...
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Is there an effect size for Kappa's?

I am staring a project on comparing standard ways of creating a classifier with some heuristic methods. The heuristic methods should result in a faster training for the classifier but should result in ...
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Post-process the output of a Multinomial Naive Bayes text classifier

I have a multinomial text classification application where there are other features than the words in text which can be useful to do the classification e.g, contains email address, contains an URL, ...
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Quantifying Change in a Histogram Valued Timeseries

I'm attempting to do binary classification where my raw features are collections of histograms that are recorded in a time series. These histograms are scaled to sum to 1. To be more precise and ...
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Kernel selection using SVM for keyword frequency classification

I have data in Weka .arff multiple-class training and testing data representing daily word frequencies in RSS feeds as follows: ...
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Simple SVM Question

For a linear SVM, the documentation tells me the formula is: $$ \frac{1}{2}w^Tw+C\sum\limits_{i=1}^l\xi_i$$ Please explain to me in layman's terms what w (and ξ) represent. Is w the distance to the ...
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Getting the rule from cross validation

I've got a question. Let's say I have a medical data representing 2 classes of patients (healthy and unhealthy) and some number of predictors which characterize these patients. Choosing different ...
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How many features to overfit the classification?

Recently, I have got some 'strange' comments from the reviewer of my paper. In my paper, I discussed a novel feature extraction method, and then I compared three classification methods for my binary ...
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should weights be scaled too?

I am using supervised learning algorithms (specificly SVM) on my data. I know that scaling was needed for my input data. however as I am also adding weights (using pairwise comparison), I am not sure ...
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Time Series Data Mining Library?

Can anyone recommend a library for time series data mining tasks other than predictive modeling and statistical analysis? There seem to be a number for these purposes (e.g., Gretl), but nothing for ...
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test validation versus k-fold cross validation

I am attempting to use a neural network, after using other machine learning algorithms. I am using the RSNNS package (I am willing to use / evaluate other packages) that's part of R. I would like to ...
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Maxent Markov models in R

Is there a package that implements Maxent Markov Models in R? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximum-entropy_Markov_model). I understand that package crf implemets conditional random fields which are ...
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A clustering and classification question

I'm trying to classify my set of data into two classes (introvert / extrovert). I was thinking of using a decision tree at first, but I don't have any potential known results in order to create my ...
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Softmax regression or $K$ binary logistic regression

For a multi-class classification problem, we can use $K$ binary logistic classifiers, or one softmax regression classifier, so how to make the choice between the two? IMHO, the $K$ binary logistic ...
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Multi-class classification via all pairwise classifications with LDA

I have trained linear discriminant analysis (LDA) classifiers for three classes of the IRIS data and struggling with how to make the classification. Here is the procedure: For the Iris data, I have 3 ...
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Is it possible that boosting doesn't increase the predictive power of tree?

I have a data set of 282 observations, and my response variable is a binary variable where 0=normal and 1 =disease. I constructed a classification tree with rpart ...
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Classifying a set of photos to places

I want to cluster photos and map them to places. As input I have Photos with locations (lat, long) Places - some as (imprecise) bounding boxes, some just as points, maybe others as bounding ...
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Liblinear logisitic regression with L2 regularization for classification

I am trying to use the liblinear library for logistic regression with L2 regularization. However, I am finding some issues with it. For eg when choosing the cost parameter, I chose the C parameter to ...
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Exposure classification bias, post-modeling

I am building a high-dimensional Bayesian spike-and-slab model to study the association between several organic compounds and a continuous outcome. The goal is to select the most influential compounds ...
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What methods can be used to transform data?

I am solving a binary classification problem with 4 predictor variables. The variables didn't seem to be linearly separable. I have used Neural Networks and Kernel SVM which work and give desired ...
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Naive Bays classifier showing results for precision, recall and F value is always 1

I am implementing Naive Bays text classifier using Weka. I have trained it with very few words (about 20). I am getting the result that precision, recall and f value all as 1. Is this possible? ...
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SVM Numerical example (step by step)

I have a constant problem understanding SVM for both linear and non-linear separable cases. I understand upto a point that SVM establishes a hyperplane that has the maximum or optimal distance between ...
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Recognition of simple patterns and prediction

I have been doing supervised learning and classification with multilayer perceptron for some time. But now I need to use unsupervised learning to infer the presence of a pattern and I would need some ...
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How to check discriminant analysis assumption in R using lda?

I want to use lda in MASS package in R. According to the theory behind that, first need to validate the assumption. Actually I've found some example from the net but they did not bother to validate ...
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Does k-NN with k=1 always implies overfitting?

I found somewhere such statement, but on the other hand in some sources I found, that it is ok. What about risk of overfitting while using 1-NN in binary classification problem where explanatory ...
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Plotting Scatterplot Matrix or Correlation matrix or both?

I have a problem where I want to use a classifier for it. So I defined a set of features and created a dataset. Now I want to generate some plots to understand the features. I came across the ...
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How to fight underfitting in deep neural net

When I started with ANN I thought I'd have to fight overfitting as the main problem. But in practice I can't even get my NN to pass the 20% error rate barrier. I can't even nearly beat my score on ...
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What is the difference between a multi-label and a multi-class classification?

What is the difference between multi-label classification and multiclass classfication. Speficially, what is the difference between a label and a class? Please provide a clear example. "Multiclass ...
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Down-sampling with building models (specifically random forests)

I was wondering if anyone had ever used down-sampling to build random forests with data that has unbalanced classes. Basically down-sampling samples (with replacement) x*min from the population where ...
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advantage of euclidean distance for classification

Has euclidean distance any advantage in compare to another distance based methods like Manhatan distance or Maximum difference metric?
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Feature selection: all features vs a subset of them

I am doing a binary classification. The dataset has 3000 samples, and each sample has 10 features. But I find that the performance of using all 10 features is almost the same as that of using only the ...
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Binary classification of dated text documents with seasonality

I have a collection of training documents with publication dates, where each document is labeled as belonging (or not) to some topic T. I want to train a model that will predict for a new document ...