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

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Does Boruta feature selection (in R) take into account the correlation between variables?

I am a bit of a novice in R and feature selection, and have tried the Boruta package to select (diminish) my number of variables (n= 40). I thought that this method also took into account the possible ...
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How to train input feature weights for a path optimization problem?

I am working on a general path optimization problem. As many of you know, once the weights on all nodes are determined, one may solve this problem in many different means. Unfortunately, my raw input ...
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Using selected features from a wrapper algorithm to train another model

I was wondering if it can be useful to use selected features from a wrapper algorithm (for example SVM-RFE) to train another classification model like k-NN or Linear regression.
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Feature selection with SNP datasets

I'm working with a Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset with over 2.2 million features and roughly 2000 samples. I wish to do feature selection on this dataset to reduce it down to ...
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Is mRMR feature selection sensitive to imbalanced dataset?

I wish to perform feature selection on a dataset using mRMR but my classes are imbalanced roughly 3:1. Should I down sample the majority class or use the whole dataset? If I use the whole dataset will ...
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Updating set of probabilities for sampling with features importance

I'm currently working on some algorithm and I'm kinda out of idea for a problem I'm trying to tacle. Basically I'm trying to subsample the features of a dataset. I want to subsample that given this ...
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How to select a model in quasi-poisson GLM with interactions using drop1 command?

I want to evaluate the effect of three factors (one categorical, and the other two continuous) on the response variable, which is a count data. I have performed 7 candidate GLM models with ...
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Nonlinear problem feature selection

I am trying to make prediction of students course score with neural networks. I have lots of parameters may affect to one course score like sex, GPA and many previous course scores. Before trying to ...
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HOG Feature Implementation with SVM in MATLAB

I would like to do classification based on HOG Features using SVM. I understand that HOG features is the combination of all the histograms in every cell (i.e. it becomes one aggregate histogram). ...
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Identify original features corresponding to high singular/principal component values [duplicate]

In MATLAB, while SVD gives a diagonal matrix S of decreasing singular values, PCA gives a column vector LATENT of decreasing principal component values. How can S be used to obtain a subset of ...
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HIstogram of oriented gradients (HOG) features descriptor theoretical problems

I'm going to implement HOG as my features descriptor. But there are some things that make me confused: For example: If we have an image with size of 10 x 20 If we want to compute the HOG of that ...
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Finding interactions using randomForest

I am trying to use randomForest in R to find interaction terms to add to a model. My plan was to fit trees with maxnodes=4 (two ...
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Grid Search for hyperparameter and feature selection

So I need to select my hyperparameters and also my features. A full grid search of the space of hyperparameters and features is too computationally intensive, so what I am doing instead is for each ...
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How to determine appropriate number of features and also which features to select?

So I have a dataset which I am using K fold cross validation on to select the number of features and which features should be selected. As I understand it, I would set the number of features to be ...
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What are some classic examples of feature selection in classification?

Is there a classic example showing the importance of good feature selection in classification? The ideal example would be simple, and very easy to understand. I've been volunteered/instructed to put ...
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The main effect will be non-significant if the interaction is significant? [duplicate]

I am using linear mixed models to identify important factors, and it turns out that: A: significant B: not significant ...
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What is parameter fine tuning means in SVM?

I got this sentence in one of paper, but I dont understand what does it mean?? "Training a learningbased classifier such as an SVM on an imbalanced dataset often requires parameter fine-tuning, ...
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How to determine the factors correlated with observed data?

I have box-office collection data on a number of movies. I also have the production budget, director name, lead actor, actress, language and other meta data related to the movie. I want to know which ...
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In decision tree construction, can a good splitter have low information gain?

I have a data set with a candidate splitter variable that is a natural choice from the business perspective. It has two values, and the distributions of the target when conditioned on the two values ...
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Can independent variables with low correlation with dependent variable be significant predictors?

I have eight independent variables and one dependent. I have run a correlation matrix, and 5 of them have a low correlation with the DV. I have then run a stepwise multiple regression to see whether ...
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SVM basic theory?

I have some questions about SVM: In SVM there is a nonlinear and linear SVM. What is the difference between them? To do classification in SVM, we will find the linearly separable boundary ...
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Variable Selection Methods in R [duplicate]

regsubsets and stepAIC are the two most common options for variable selection in R; they can be found in the ...
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Detecting noisy patterns in document images

I am looking for features to extract to distinguish between text objects and arbitrary noisy patterns in degraded document images. This is an example of a document with some parts of noise, I have ...
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Error trying to reduce my data dimentions [duplicate]

I'm trying to produce a linear regression model, but I only have 25 observations and 34 predictors. I'm trying feature selection, ...
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How to use rfe object with function pickSizeTolerance in R package caret

I run caret's recursive feature selection with randomForest. While running rfe function with method repeatedcv, I had parameter ...
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How to extract “average polyline” from a set of polylines [duplicate]

EDIT: As pointed, there is already a similar question "buried" inside a larger-scope one. I'll reproduce the relevant part here: If I have multiple recordings of the same routes are there any ...
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Feature selection for pattern mining

I must find frequent patterns in temporal data, using a method that was imposed to me. This tool has problems handling these data: processing is long and takes a lot of memory. So, I would like to ...
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Segmenting an interval sensibly

Is there a canonical/recommended approach to or algorithm for splitting up an interval with the intent of minimizing the number of segments while keeping a high accuracy? It is essentially an ...
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Good algorithms for feature extraction from images?

I am searching for some algorithms for feature extraction from images which I want to classify using machine learning . I have heard only about [scale-invariant feature transform][1] (SIFT), I have ...
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Why do Laplacian Eigenmaps ignore the second KKT condition in the solution calculation?

From the original Laplacian Eigenmaps paper, we find the new manifold embedding $Y$ as follows, given the Laplacian and degree matrices $L$ and $D$: $\arg\min_Ytr(Y^TLY)$ subject to ${Y^TDY=I}$. ...
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Clustering and Feature Selection For Audio Data

I'm very new to stats and I'm at a loss as to where to start with this problem. I'm not sure what tools or methods to use to extract meaningful answers from my data. I'll try and describe the problem ...
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Selecting features and estimating their out-of-sample performance with cross-validation

I have only a small dataset. I want to 1. select the most predictive features out of a large candidate pool and 2. get an estimate of their expected predictive performance. In the elements of ...
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Quantify the information lost given by the Kullback-Leibler divergence measure

Consider there are $N$ individuals and these measure a quantity $X\in \mathbb{R}^{N\times M}$ where $M$ is the number of measurements and let $P(X)$ denote a probability distribution over $X$. The ...
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Term selection in a model

In selecting terms to include in a model, say a linear one, should we always test the significance of the main effects first, keep only the significant ones, then consider the possible interactions ...
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Cross-validation and feature selection of a multivariate regression

I've been trying to create a multivariate regression model to fit my training data into the prediction of a value. I've put my data into a matrix X with ...
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Linear regression for feature selection

Imagine we regress y on x1...x4. Now, we want to find out if ...
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Regression in $p\gg N$ setting (predicting drug efficiency from gene expression with 30k predictors and ~30 samples)

I have a dataset of 29 cell lines and the IC50 values of a test drug. I want to find a relation between the gene expression profiles of each cell line (nearly 31000 genes) and the IC50 values. My ...
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Interpreting the lasso coefficients

I have used lasso logistic regression on some data and I have some non zero coefficients for some of the features. I want to know based upon the coefficient values how do I rank the features?
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How to compare features and classifiers which achieve perfect accuracy?

So I'm looking to compare different combinations of features and classifiers. But I'm getting a lot of combinations that achieve 100% cross validation accuracy. I'm trying to figure out how I would ...
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How to compare features and classifiers which achieve perfect accuracy?

So I'm looking to compare different combinations of features and classifiers. But I'm getting a lot of combinations that achieve 100% cross validation accuracy. I'm trying to figure out how I would ...
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Feature selection while retaining a specified feature

Pardon if this question is very basic, but I am not able to find any solution for my problem. I am trying to run a feature selection scheme on N features for my classification model, however I want ...
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Variable selection for regression - the subselect package

No regular here will be unaware of the perils of using stepwise and similar automatic methods for variable selection in regression analysis. But preferred alternatives, such as the lasso or ...
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Music classification into genres

I need to classify music (songs) into genres (rock, french house, trash metal, etc). My idea was to extract features from the songs (bmp, zero crossing, etc) and then apply known classification ...
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Recursive feature elimination with only two classes

Recursive feature elimination (RFE) is a feature-selection strategy. It performs in two nested levels of cross-validation. First it tries to divide the training set into N folds. RFE puts one fold ...
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Classifier predicts only one class

I was trying myself in kaggle CIFAR competition, I trained lots of classifiers but get the same result/fail (don't know how to treat them), maybe someone could help me figure what i'm doing wrong. ...
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Understanding the output of C5.0 classification model using the CARET package

The C5.0 classification model was used in this 4-class problem data with $N_{train}$=165, $P$=11, using caret R-package by ...
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Estimating confidence of a prediction

Given a set of features vectors $X=\{\vec{x}_1,..,\vec{x}_n\}$, binary ground truth data $Y=\{y_1,..,y_n\}$ and continuous prediction $\bar{Y} = \{\bar{y}_1,..,\bar{y}_n\}\in [0,1]$, I want to perform ...
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Feature selection methods comparison

I recently run a project that involves a feature selection step before further pattern recognition. The number of features for our data set is very large and instead of running greedy ...
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The curse of dimensionality? (linear SVMs)

How do you know whether you suffer from it? Let's suppose I have a 2 class problem - 2000 training examples and 30 features. While it works good for the most part, sometimes I get edge cases that ...