# Questions tagged [supervised-learning]

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### How to handle class imbalancing 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 which 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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### If the accuracy of my current model is low ($50 \%$) and we want to minimize time in collecting more data, should we try other models?

Suppose we have a data set with $4,000$ labeled examples. The outcome variable is trinary (three possible categorical values). Suppose the accuracy of a given model is "bad" (e.g. less than $50 \%$). ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Can supervised learning be used to solve the inverted pendulum problem?

I know that reinforcement learning has been used to solve the inverted pendulum problem. Can supervised learning be used to solve the inverted pendulum problem? For example, there could be an ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### What are the different approaches used in Machine Learning?

There seem to be so many sub-fields, so I'm interested in getting a better understanding of the approaches. I'm looking for information on a single framework per answer, in order to allow for ...
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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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### 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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### What is “planning” in the context of reinforcement learning, and how is it different from RL and SL?

This is an excerpt taken from Sutton and Barto (pg. 3): Another key feature of reinforcement learning is that it explicitly considers the whole problem of a goal-directed agent interacting with an ...
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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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### 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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### What is self-supervised learning in machine learning?

What is self-supervised learning in machine learning? How is it different from supervised learning?
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### Can a machine learning model predict the pattern of given sequence?

I am curious if it is possible to do so. For example, if I supply $[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]$, the model should return "natural number sequence", $[1,3,5,7,9,11]$, it should return "natural ...
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### What is the difference between imitation learning and classification done by experts?

In short, imitation learning means learning from the experts. Suppose I have a dataset with labels based on the actions of experts. I use a simple binary classifier algorithm to assess whether it 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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### 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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### ML Algorithm for getting top pick in each sample

I have a dataset of streets - and each street contains several houses. ...
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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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### What is the relation between semi-supervised and self-supervised visual representation learning?

What's the differences between semi-supervised learning and self-supervised visual representation learning, and how they are connected?
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### Do GANs come under supervised learning or unsupervised learning?

Do GANs come under supervised learning or unsupervised learning? My guess is that they come under supervised learning, as we have labeled dataset of images, but I am not sure as there might be other ...
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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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### 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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### How can supervised learning be viewed as a conditional probability of the labels given the inputs?

In the literature and textbooks, one often sees supervised learning expressed as a conditional probability, e.g., $$\rho(\vec{y}|\vec{x},\vec{\theta})$$ where $\vec{\theta}$ denotes a learned set of ...
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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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### Can supervised learning be recast as reinforcement learning problem?

Let's assume that there is a sequence of pairs $(x_i, y_i), (x_{i+1}, y_{i+1}), \dots$ of observations and corresponding labels. Let's also assume that the $x$ is considered as independent variable ...
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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 . Distant supervision [2, 3] is a type of weak ...
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### How to train an Encoder-Decoder LSTM for sequence to sequence prediction?

I have a dataset where for each country there is a name (string) and a multivariate time series (all integers). I am trying to use an Encoder-Decoder LSTM to forecast the next time steps in the time ...
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### Input with variable length Classification problem

I have a dataset with patient information with discrete labels (labels are stages of a particular disease) which needs to be predicted (Basically a classification problem). The data set looks ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Recognize pattern in dataset

I'm currently working on a group project where we need to find a pattern in a given dataset. The dataset is a collection of X, Y, Z values of a gyroscope from someone who is walking. If you plot these ...
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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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### What does “immediate vector-valued feedback” mean?

In the book Artificial Intelligence Engines: A Tutorial Introduction to the Mathematics of Deep Learning, James Stone says With supervised learning, the response to each input vector is an output ...