Questions tagged [feature-selection]

For questions related to the concept of feature selection (also known as variable selection or attribute selection), which is the process of selecting a subset of relevant features (a.k.a. variables or predictors) for use in model construction.

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Can neural networks be used to find features importance?

I am wondering if I can use neural networks to find features importances in similar manner as it can be done for random forests or decision trees and if so, how to do it? I would like to use it on ...
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How to combine features with different temporal scale in machine learning

We have various types of data features with different temporal scale. For example, some of them describe the state per second while others may describe the state per day or per month from another ...
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Feature Selection using Monte Carlo Tree Search

I'm trying to tackle the problem of feature selection as an RL problem, inspired by the paper Feature Selection as a One-Player Game. I know Monte-Carlo tree search (MCTS) is hardly RL. So, I used ...
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What features should a dataset to predict monthly retail sales for a motorcycle spare parts shop have?

I am making an AI model to predict monthly retail sales of a motor cycle spare parts shop, for that to be possible I have to first create a dataset. The problem I am facing is what features should the ...
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Adding features in TensorFlow playground

I am trying to solve the spiral exercise in TensorFlow but I can not add features like in this answer https://ai.stackexchange.com/a/10000/22691. How can I do that?
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How to analyze data before going for machine learning training?

For example, I have the following csv: training.csv I want to know how I can determine which column will be the best feature for getting the output prediction before I go for machine training. Please ...
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Feature selection of an acoustic voice dataset for classification

I'm trying to gain some insight into acoustic voice data composed of 19 features. I want to understand what features contribute most for classification. ADDED: Most features are related with the ...
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When should I use feature learning as opposed to feature engineering?

With the advancement of deep learning and a few others automated features learning techniques, manual feature engineering started becoming obsolete. Any suggestion on when to use manual feature ...
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Can an artificial network create a rule from rule components?

If an antecedent in a rule involves $m$ two-state features and results in consequences from a set of $n$ possible ones, we have $2^{m+n}$ permutations, which are, in a sense, be categories. If ...
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Problem extracting features from convolutional layer where the dimensions are big for feature maps

I have trained a convolutional neural network on images to detect emotions. Now I need to use the same network to extract features from the images and use the features to train an LSTM. The problem is:...
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How much can the addition of new features improve the performance?

How much can the addition of new features improve the performance of the model during the optimization process? Let's say I have a total of 10 features. Suppose I start the optimisation process using ...
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What is a good descriptor for similar objects?

I am developing an image search engine. The engine is meant to retrieve wrist watches based on the input of the user. I am using SIFT descriptors to index the elements in the database and applying ...
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How to recognize non-circular radial symmetry in images?

This is a question about pattern recognition and feature extraction. I am familiar with Hough transforms, the Fast Radial Transform and variants (e.g., GFRS), but these highlight circles, spheres, ...
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How can I minimize the number of answers that are relevant to a machine learning model?

Problem: We have a fairly big database that is built up by our own users. The way this data is entered is by asking the users 30ish questions that all have around 12 answers (x, a, A, B, C, ..., H). ...
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How do I select the relevant features of the data?

Recently I was working on a problem to do some cost analysis of my expenditure for some particular resource. I usually make some manual decisions from the analysis and plan accordingly. I have a big ...