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Machine Learning Models for Imbalanced Data Sets [closed]

I am working on a supervised machine learning problem - I have a very large (~100 million rows) historical dataset with several covariates, and I am trying to fit a model to this data that can predict ...
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Machine Learning Models for Longitudinal Data

Recently, I had the following question about supervised classification models (e.g. random forest) for longitudinal data. Suppose I have the following data about students passing a fitness test - the ...
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Distinguishing text with opposite meanings in SVM (False Information Detection)

I am currently working on a Binary Text Classification Model (False Information Detection) using Support Vector Machine and used TF-IDF as text vectorizer in Python. I have already tried training the ...
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How can I calculate the parameter $w$ in the third condition of LVQ 2.1 algorithm?

I'm developing a neural network software using several NN architectures including LVQ family. I met a parameter that is used in the 3rd condition of LVQ2 and later versions. It's named $w$ and is used ...
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What's the best way to train data with unbalanced targets?

Suppose I have data I want to use for supervised learning, but there is a pretty bad target/class/labels imbalance. Should I: Limit the size of the training set to make sure there is a flat target/...
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Is the noise term $\epsilon$ in $y=g(x) + \epsilon$ used to denote the model's imperfection to the real world?

In supervised machine learning, it is common to say that we learn a function of the form $$y=g(x) + \epsilon.$$ Generally, $\epsilon$ is used to denote noise or, more precisely, any influence by ...
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What is the difference between supervised and unsupervised training in T5?

I know unsupervised training for T5 is like: input: He went X output: X to school Z is this equivalent to the following in a supervised manner: ...
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Algorithm to separate audio source that Andrew Ng did in his ML Course

Hey I was doing the ML course of Andrew Ng's ML course. In a video he shows a algorithm that can separate two audio source and separate voice from music. Has any one tried such an algorithm? Though he ...
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What problem does the neural network really solve?

In the image below taken from a Youtube video, the author explains that the neural network can be used to fit a relational graph for a set of data points shown by the green line. And that this is ...
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What are some machine learning frameworks for supervised clustering?

I have a task where I need to take "data points" which consist of collections of items. Each item needs to be categorised according to predefined categories. That's the easy part - my ...
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Non-locally Electrically Programmable Logic Gates - Technological Advances Progress

Preface: I’d like to clarify that I understand what a relay is and that a PLC uses a fairly conventional microprocessor that only digitally establishes logical logic gate configuration as a digitally ...
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How Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) work for time series classification?

I first got the concept of LSTM on how it works word to word prediction etc. However, I want to know how it work with the time-series classification. For example I have the follwing data (see image ...
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(explore-exploit + supervised learning ) vs contextual bandits

Lets take an ad recommendation problem for 1 slot. Feedback is click/no click. I can solve this by contextual bandits. But I can also introduce exploration in supervised learning, I learn my model ...
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Extracting keywords from messages

I'm starting a project where I want to extract keywords from given messages. The keywords are for example something like: "hard disk", "watch" or other technical components. I'm ...
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Backpropagation not working as expected

I'm new to neural networks and I try to make a model that is guessing if a point is below or above relative to a function output. The idea is inspired from this video https://youtu.be/DGxIcDjPzac . ...
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How can my CNN produce an "unknown" label?

I have a dataset of 20k images of infected mango. I have built a web-based app using Flask, where a user can upload a picture, and my CNN model detects the disease. I have 6 classes in the model, ...
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How to handle class imbalance when the actual data are that way

My supervised learning training data are obtained from actual data; and in real cases, there's one class that happens less often than other classes, just around 5% of all cases. To be precise, the ...
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Is this a supervised or reinforcement learning problem, and which algorithm should I use to solve it?

I have a time series data with a little unusual cost/reward function (I haven't seen it before) The model must predict a $Y$ value for any $X(t)$. The reward is computed as follows. The model will ...
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Can you correlate decision boundary of final layer of a neural network to predictive distribution?

I was reading in a On the Decision Boundary of Deep Neural Networks that the final layer of a MLP can be equated to an SVM and can generate decision boundaries similar to methods with SVM. I was ...
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Can we use ML to do anything else other than predicting (in the case of mathematical problems)?

(The math problem here just serves as an example, my question is on this type of problems in general). Given two Schur polynomials, $s_\mu$, $s_\nu$, we know that we can decompose their product into a ...
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Is there any known approach to generate sets of objects?

I am looking for some known approach, or some previous work, on the following problem: Let $\Sigma$ be an alphabet of symbols and $\Sigma^*$ be the set of all the strings that you can compose from ...
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Aside from specific training sets, what distinguishes the capabilities of different AI implementations?

(Disclaimer: I don't know much about ML/AI, besides some basic ideas behind it all.) It seems like ML/AI models can often be boiled down to statistics, where certain levers (weights) get fine-tuned ...
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Literature on the advantages of using an auto-encoder for classification

Given a supervised problem with X, y input pairs, one can do two things for obtaining the function f that maps X with y with Neural Networks (and in general in machine learning): Deploy directly a ...
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What is the meaning of these equations in Noise2Noise paper?

I am trying to understand what is meant by following equations in the Noise2Noise paper by Nvidia. What is meant by the equation in this image? What is $\mathbb{E}_y\{y\}$? And how should I try to ...
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Which models can I use for supervised learning with images?

I have to do a project that detects fabric surface errors and I will use machine learning methods to deal with it. I have a dataset that includes around six thousand fabric surface images with the ...
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Is training a CNN object detector on an image containing multiple targets that are not all annotated will teach it to miss targets?

I want to train a convolutional neural network for object detection (say YOLO) to detect faces. Consider this image: In this training image, I have many people, but only 2 of them are annotated. Is ...
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What is the meaning of "exploration" in reinforcement and supervised learning?

While exploration is an integral part of reinforcement learning (RL), it does not pertain to supervised learning (SL) since the latter is already provided with the data set from the start. That said, ...
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Multiple Inertia sensors system based for gestures recognition

I am a newbie to Machine Learning field as I am engaging to a personal project that I am trying to use the 6 degree of freedom Inertial Measurement Units(IMUs) measuring the Acceleration acting on 3 ...
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How can we teach a neural net to make arbitrary data associations?

Let's say I have pairs of keys and values of the form $(x_1, y_1), \dots, (x_N, y_N)$. Then I give a neural net a key and a value, $(x_i, y_i)$. For example, $x_i$ could be $4$ and $y_i$ could be $3$, ...
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How to generate labels for self-supervised training?

I've been reading a lot lately about self-supervised learning and I didn't understand very well how to generate the desired label for a given image. Let's say that I have an image classification task, ...
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Finding whether an input column is missing

I am working on a problem similar to this one:(supervised, artificial data) ...
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What is a multi channel supervised classifier?

I came across a paper that describes its model architecture in the following way. Our TRIL network is a two-channel network jointly trained to predict the expert’s action given state and the system’s ...
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Advantages of training Neural Networks based on analytic success criteria

What is the reason to train a Neural Network to estimate a task's success (i.e. robotic grasp planning) using a simulator that is based on analytic grasp quality metrics? Isn't a perfectly trained NN ...
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How is the reward in reinforcement learning different from the label in supervised learning problems?

How is the notion of immediate reward used in the reinforcement learning different from the notion of a label we find in the supervised learning problems?
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Why is 'scatter' used instead of variance in LDA?

I've been reading about Fisher's Linear Discriminant Analysis lately, and I noticed that the objective function (particularly for two-class classification) to be maximized contains scatter terms ...
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What is the difference between distant supervision and self-supervision?

Weak supervision is supervised learning, with uncertainty in the labeling, e.g. due to automatic labeling or because non-experts labelled the data [1]. Distant supervision [2, 3] is a type of weak ...
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Train a model using a multi-column text-filled excel sheet

I have an excel sheet filled with my own personal appreciations of movies I've watched, and I want to use it to train an AI model so that it can predict if I'll like a specific movie or not, based on ...
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Is there a classification task with multiple attribute regression?

I'm trying to look for a task that predicts a discrete label first (classification), and then predicts the multiple continuous attributes of the predicted class. I found some papers about multi-output ...
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Can a typical supervised learning problem be solved with reinforcement learning methods?

Let's say I want to teach a neural to classify images, and, for some reason, I insist on using reinforcement learning rather than supervised learning. I have a dataset of images and their matching ...
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How can reinforcement learning be unsupervised learning if it uses deep learning?

I was watching a video in my online course where I'm learning about A.I. I am a very beginner in it. At one point in the course, the instructor says that reinforcement learning (RL) needs a deep ...
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How can I approximate a function that determines the priority of objects?

I am facing the following supervised learning problem: An object is fully characterized by its position in $R^n$. There are $m$ objects. There are fully observable (i.e. their positions are always ...
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Is radial basis function network appropriate for small datasets?

I'm a computer engineering student and I'm about to work on my master thesis. My professor gave me a small dataset with brain Computed Axial Tomography records. I would like to use deep learning to ...
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Reinforcement learning with industrial continuous process

I am new to RL and wish to realize a RL control for an industrial process. The goal is to control the temperature and humidity in a vegetal food production chamber. States: External temperature and ...
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Is it possible to guide a reinforcement learning algorithm?

I have just started to study reinforcement learning and, as far as I understand, existing algorithms search for the optimal solution/policy, but do not allow the possibility for the programmer to ...
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An infinite VC dimensional space vs using hierarchical subspaces of finite but growing VC dimensions

I have the following scenario. I have a binary classification problem, whose underlying function is a step function. The probability distribution of feature vectors is a uniform over the domain. Case ...
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What are the pros and cons of supervised, semi-supervised and unsupervised relation extraction in NLP?

I am following the NLP course taught by Dan Jurafsky. In the video lectures Supervised Relation Extraction and Semi Supervised and Unsupervised Relation Extraction Jurafsky explains supervised, semi-...
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How can I learn a graph given nodes with features in a supervised fashion?

I have a dataset and want to be able to construct a graph from it in a supervised fashion. Let's assume I have a dataset with N nodes, each node has e.g. 10 features. Out of these N nodes, I want to ...
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Model for supervised sequence classification task

The Problem I am currently working on a sequence classification problem I try to solve with machine learning. The target variable is the current state of a system. This target variable is following a ...
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Solving the supervised learning problem of learning $p(y \vert \mathbf{x})$ by using traditional unsupervised technologies to learn $p(\mathbf{x}, y)$

I am currently studying Deep Learning by Goodfellow, Bengio, and Courville. In chapter 5.1.2 The Performance Measure, $P$, the authors say the following: Unsupervised learning and supervised learning ...
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Specific Neural Network Subtype for Automatic Web Scraping (Hyperlink Identification)

For a personal project, I'm trying to download files from a specific set of websites using a web scraper. The scraper has to navigate multiple webpages to get to the files I want to download. I'd like ...
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