Methods and principles of selecting a subset of attributes for use in further modelling

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Model Selection and RFE using caret

I'm faced with a high dimensional (samples=148, features=20000), supervised binary classification problem. Which I would like to approach with an ensemble of classifiers, that will classify using a ...
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In PCA, can the values in the principle component vectors which are close to zero be removed to see the important features? [duplicate]

In PCA, when I extract the principle component vectors, I am choosing the first vector with the largest corresponding eigenvalue. I notice that some of the values in this vector are close to zero. Can ...
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To be significant or to be stabile, what's more scientfically important?

Recently I discovered the techniques related to cross validation. Basically you can split up your data in n groups and then run your model on one part of the data and assess prediction reliability on ...
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Theoretical Results for Feature Selection

I am looking for some papers that give theoretical results, such as bounds for PAC-learning or VC-dimension relationships, for instance space transformations due to feature selection. What are some ...
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How to handle changing input vector length with neural networks

I want to train a neural network with a sequence of character as an input vector. Learning examples have different length and for this reason I don't know how to represent them. Let's say I have two ...
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Proper variable selection: Use only training data or full data?

I'm going through the lab exercises in "Introduction to Statistical Learning" and am having difficulty understanding the proper way to do best subset selection. The book is available here ...
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Is there an algorithm to determine if too few features are selected for k-nearest-neighbor?

Is there an algorithm to determine if too few features are selected for k-nearest-neighbor when no test set is available, --when the input vectors are unknowns? Here's my problem, I have a massive ...
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In recursive feature elimination in random forest, why are all features selected?

I am trying to use the recursive feature elimination in caret package. Here's the code; ...
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Elastic net is being used in genome wide analysis. Similar approach would work for survey analysis?

I'm approaching the elastic net procedure for genome wide analysis (GWAS) because it allows for feature selection, groups detection and improved validity. It's a powerful technique when you have many ...
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Can I reuse the dataset set aside for performing t-test based on the following condition?

I have a small number of samples and large number features. For doing the feature selection I'm going to divide my total set into a feature selection set and a test set.I run the t-test on the former ...
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What is the difference between feature selection and dimensionality reduction?

I know that both feature selection and dimensionality reduction aim towards reducing the number of features in the original set of features. What is the exact difference between the two if we are ...
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SVM In text classifcation

I am learning about SVM in text classification. However, here i am posed with a problem. I have a dataset of documents which have 3 class labels. First Question Do i split the dataset into ...
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SVM Classifier: proper process

I'm working on a classification system of mine, but am needing help with the proper process order. Specifically, I'm using LibSVM and a range of feature sets extracted from my data. I'm wondering, ...
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determining how “important” a feature is in predicting a target in decision trees

Random forests allow us to compute a heuristic for determining how "important" a feature is in predicting a target. This heuristic measures the change in prediction accuracy if we take a given ...
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Do Neural Networks need “compound” features?

Apologies if I haven't got the terminology quite right. I have a question about Neural Networks, and I'm not sure exactly the best way to ask it! Hypothetically, let's say I have a dataset of houses ...
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What does the varImp function in the caret package actually compute for a glmnet (elastic net) object

I am fitting an elastic net model with glmnet via the caret package with 189 predictors and a binomial criteria (a,b) ...
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How to predict the predict upper bound of a learning algorithm?

I am selecting features for a Logistic regression classifier. I have tested a lot of feature selection algorithms. however, it seems that there exist a fixed upper bound AUC value for a fix feature ...
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What is the best practices as to cropping the positive examples for training hog classifier?

I've been reading up on the literature on HOG training, but I can't figure out what the best practices are for cropping the positive examples. Question: Do you crop tight or with margins on the ...
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K-means clustering feature selection

I have a set of English and foreign language documents that I would to perform k-means clustering on to find document groups by topic. These documents are concatenated social media comments for ...
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Bayesian network overfit - number of features and examples

For a dataset consisting of 150 examples (mostly binary features) what would be the number of features needed so that a Bayesian network doesn't overfit? I know there is no exact answer and I've ...
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Poisson model with fractions

I have a simple website with a home page that has 5 different images on it. All images have a fixed set of 'features' associated with them (size, color, position etc.,). When a visitor comes to the ...
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Selecting variables in multiple linear regression in R

Consider that we have a problem with 4 variables (y, x1, x2 and x3) and we want to do a multiple linear regression model. As we need to know which variables are the most important in the problem, we ...
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Multi Categorical Features vs multiple Features for categories

Say I am discretizing continuous data based on percentiles. (I realize this is generally frowned upon, but I am doing this for the sake of experiment) I am trying different percentiles, eg breaking ...
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combining multiple classifiers common features

Can multiple binary-classifiers be combined to produce a final output if their feature sets have some common elements? How will this influence the accuracy?
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Collection of features that correlated with strength and elongation of nonwoven fibers

I'm working on a regression problem which estimates strength and elongation of a non woven fibers by using some features collected from processed images of the fibers. For this study I've collected 50 ...
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Using a set as a feature in decision tree classification

I'm faced with a data set where one of the features is a set of 4-5 categories (this number of categories isn't constant). I need to use this feature for building a decision tree. I searched online ...
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Comparing classification results from models selected differently with Kruskal-Wallis

For a seminar at university I'm reviewing a paper that proposes a new feature selection algorithm. The authors also evaluated their algorithm by applying it beside two other feature selection ...
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Getting less number of features in weight vectors as were provided for SVM

I have trained a SVM with 18881 features and wanted to know the ranking of features. I tried the method given at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7390173/svm-equations-from-e1071-r-package for it ...
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K Fold Cross Validation, Variable Selection in LDA

I'm currently working on a multi-class classification problem and I attempt to use lda for the same. I have 2 questions here. 1) Is it possible to perform k-fold ...
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Large data variable selection

I'm looking for some methods of variable selection on large datasets.The number of variables are around 30-40, but the number of observations is quite large (around 36000000) Any methods which I ...
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Contribution to the components of a Gaussian mixture by data features

My question is about modelling data with a GMM using EM. One can split the mean and variance of each component into parts as well when working with data with multiple features. My question is what ...
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How to check that the selected features are not overfitting

I'm trying to select best features for sentiment classification for a set of reviews, and using penalized SVM and Logistic regression to perform such task. by basically iterating over different ...
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Performing interaction with a very significant predictor drives down p val of other predictors. But does it makes sense?

I'm observing a phenomenon that I can't understand. I have a linear regression setting with categorical vars. A couple of these elicit an highly significant coefficient and low p values. When used ...
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How to find the cause of defect in a process

Suppose a product A undergoes a certain process. This product A is produced at a rate of 8000 per month and out of those in 75 cases defects are generated. In the data set, I have rows corresponding ...
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Difference of variable selection and importance estimation

Isn't variable importance estimation a necessary prerequisite for variable selection? Is there any use case where you want to select non-important variables for your model? So, why is variable ...
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Multple linear regression, adding one predictor with almost perfect fit make others irrelevant

I found something interesting while playing with some data and linear regression. I built a regression with various predictors, more or less correlated with the outcome. Then I added one predictor ...
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Feature selection for unknown parametric model

Suppose one has about 500 points of 50 dimensional data that one knows a priori is derived from a parametric model (perhaps with some outliers). Does using this knowledge help in feature selection? I ...
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Do I need to take out any predictors from multiple regression if I put in some principal components as additional predictors?

I have an assignment which involves one area-level dataset made of $366$ scale variables. I have to perform PCA, compare it with rates of an additional response variable $X$, and comment on its face ...
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How to interpret random forest importance numbers

I ran randomForest in R package using 7 predictors variables (x1 to x7). I repeated the test with 4 dependent variables (y1 to y4). The importance numbers (IncNodePurity) are plotted in following ...
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How to build a predictive model with a billion of sparse features?

I am making a model to learn a dataset which has a big feature number and sparse samples (I am planning to use logistic regression). The feature number can be as big as 1,000,000,000. It is sparse ...
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Development data set for feature engineering and data exploration

I dont hear this being talked about much: If you want to engineer features and visually explore the data, should you do this on a development set separate from the training and test set? If ...
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Machine Learning: Potential Reasons of Precision Change after New Features are Added

My baseline model uses 10 features $[f_1, f_2, \dotsb, f_{10}]$. Now I have two new features $f_{11}$ and $f_{12}$. New models that use either $[f_1, f_2, \dotsb, f_{10}, f_{11}]$ or $[f_1, f_2, ...
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selection of features with Weka

I have a question and I hope that you can help me: I have a bilingual text(source language and target language). I extract from this text the best source phrase and the target phrase related to this ...
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Chi-squared Vs Mutual information

Is chi-squared feature selection better than Mutual information based feature selection mechanism?
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Effect of combining features on classification

I have 2 string features F1 and F2 based on which I am trying to perform classification. I have two choices, either to use the ...
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After Clustering, how can I evaluate which features had the biggest impact?

I've just performed unsupervised clustering (using DBSCAN) on a dataset for which I have no expert knowledge on. I'm interested in working out which features had the greatest impact on my clustering. ...
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Backward feature selection with CV model selection

I am thinking about doing the following to a data set with $N$ samples and $m$ features 1) Train using semi-supervised learning and cross validate on labeled data using LOO-CV to select the best ...
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Advice for feature selection or feature extraction with semi-supervised learning

I am trying to solve a semi-supervised learning problem using LaplacianSVM. However, before applying LapSVM I would like either to perform feature selection or feature extraction. Furthermore, after ...
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Modeling 2-D data as vector

As part of my class project i had to use decision tree classification on a training set which contains a set of matrices where each row is a vector recorded at a particular time stamp and each row ...
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Can unsupervised feature learning be used to develop features reflecting patterns in human relationships?

Unsupervised feature learning has been used to learn features for objects and action classification and for emotion detection in speech. My questions are: (1) Is there any existing research ...