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Using the techniques of artificial intelligence and machine learning to extract patterns from large data sets and transforming those data into a useful, organized form for future processing.

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How a model can handle removed nighttime data in future predictions?

I want to use machine learning models for predicting one day ahead output power. In this model, I would like to remove all nighttime data because they do not make sense in prediction, but the problem ...
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Machine learning and test split for time series data

I have used different machine learning algorithms to predict solar panels' power output. There are ten independent features for weather data. In all models, I set time as an index and have used the ...
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Efficient way to do self join with minimum support?

In the apriori algorithm there's the self join step, So, say we have 1 3 2 3 3 5 2 5 If I were to do an exhaustive join I'd end up with a tuple including (1, 3, ...
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How to create an example for ID3 algorithm?

I am working on designing an implementation for an ID3 algorithm. The only example that I can go off is this example found in a text book. Could someone provide an example for using this algorithm ...
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How can we express value of cosine similarity of two documents into percentage?

We were doing project work for plagiarism checking. For this purpose, we have taken a term frequency vector of two documents and measured the similarity using a cosine similarity measure. The value of ...
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Is it possible to include the unit price in assocation rule mining?

I would like to ask you a question about Assocation Rule Mining. I understand the meaning of a so called rule and the related performance indicators like support, confidence and lift. However, I'm ...
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Difference between C-Index and Spearman correlation

Suppose I have a list that reflects the priority of web pages for recrawling: l1 = [3, 2, 1, 4, 2, 5] Now, I have tried to estimate the priorities with two ...
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Why can we apply standard matrix operations in data matrix but not in record data?

Tan,Steinbech,Kumar book says-: A data matrix is a variation of record data, but because it consists of numeric attributes,standard matrix operation can be applied to transform and manipulate the ...
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What do we mean by permissible transformations in types of attributes-:nominal,ordinal,interval,ratio? [closed]

I am studying data mining and I stumbled upon types of attributes. They are Nominal Ordinal Interval Ratio Data mining book by Tan,Steinbech,Kumar says Permissible transformations for-: nominal-:...
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Upper bound on $k$-sized frequent subsets

In the market-basket analysis problem, suppose the set of items $I$ has size $10^6$, the number of transactions $T$ is $10^9$, and each transaction $t \in T$ contains at most $10$ distinct items. ...
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What are the confusion matrix values?

I'm currently going through past paper questions and was wondering if I could get some help answering this one? 'Consider a classification model which is applied to a set of records, of which 100 ...
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About the paper Privacy-preserving in association rule mining using an improved discrete binary artificial bee colony

I don't understand two parts in this paper: The min notion on page 4 line 357 (equation 10d): I understand this as to find all the $M_{10}$, $M_{11}$, $M_{01}$ first and then try to minimize the ...
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How to detect outliers using DBSCAN?

I am working on a Fraudulent Cash Transaction Detection System using DBSCAN and I want to know what is the proper way to identify outliers? Thank you ##Edite## I had a problem how to represent the ...
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In a set of sentences, how could I determine the fewest sentences that contains all characters?

So, for the sake of simplicity, I am going to use English characters for this example. Let's say I have a set of strings of characters in English ranked by difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Advanced. So ...
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How to handle distribution of values with same attributes into different classes

I'm a student studying a data mining course and have come across a problem. I need to explain the problem with the help of an example scenario as I do not know how to explain the problem in any other ...
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PageRank vector

I computed the PageRank vector for the example given in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank (where the picture shows that node B ends up with a score of 38.4, node C with 34.3, node D with 3.9). I ...
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How does an inverted index reduce storage requirements?

In p. 7 of the book "Introduction to Information Retrieval" (by Manning et al), the authors explain how, given a collection of text documents, an inverted index is built by tokenizing, then ...
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ML - What are the benefits of transforming variables with long tail?

What are the obvious benefits of transforming variables with long tail distributions? To extend it more, why the machine learning algorithms will perform better afer such a transformation?
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Can anyone think of applications of a 3 way (k-way) dot product in computer science or data mining

I have developed a locality sensitive hashing algorithm for the 3-way or k-way dot product. When I say 3-way dot product I mean the following. Suppose we have $x,y,z \in [-1,1]^{S}$ for $S \in \...
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What is a range of an attribute in data mining?

In my data mining course, we are working with a data set. I have to identity the ranges of each attribute. I am given the set of data for all 150 points and i am given the visualization (charts) of ...
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Why is it not always possible to compute the centroid of feature vectors?

Hi in the data mining and machine learning course that I'm taking there is a subject on feature spaces and there is this part about feature vector aggregation and metric spaces that I don't really ...
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Why does the BFR (Bradley, Fayyad and Reina) algorithm assume clusters to be normally distributed around its centroid?

I'm following a course on data mining based on the lectures from Stanford University and the book Mining of massive datasets. On the topic of clustering, the BFR algorithm is explained with this ...
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Dimension Reduction - Which feature should remove to reduce the dimension of the matrix

Let's suppose that we have the following 2 tables: If we want to reduce the dimension by one(in every table) which feature we should remove and why ? I am confused about the way that i should work ...
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While computing signature matrix in min hashing, can I take nth row of the permutation P in which document d has value 1?

I am learning about some techniques to find similarity between documents. One of the methods is Min Hashing. According to Min Hashing we can find a signature matrix given a random permutation, P. ...
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Find plane within margin of error of >50% of points

There are $N < 3\times10^4$ 3D points. At least 50% of them lie approximately in the same plane, i.e. the distance between the plane and each point is at most $p$. Find such a plane. Attempt: ...
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What kind of logarithm does $\log$ mean in Wikipedia articles?

Sorry if this seems like a dumb question, but what what type of logarithm is $\log$ in Wikipedia articles? Cheers.
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In topological data analysis, do bar codes that begin and end at the same index mean anything?

The typical workflow in topological data analysis is from point cloud data to filtration to a list of bar codes corresponding to each dimension. A filtration is a sequence of simplicial complexes, ...
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What is the definition of a "Clustering Feature" in BIRCH algorithm?

The paper for BIRCH (a clustering algorithm) contains definitions of a Clustering Feature (CF) where the notation is unclear (cf. PDF page 3 / section 4). A cluster contains N d-dimensional entries $ ...
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What are Key benefits of Ontologies in Systematic Literature Review?

I am working on a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) and about to done with data synthesis. After SLR, I want to create an Ontology and include different details of the SLR in Ontology. I have almost ...
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Bias or not when finding patterns using data mining techniques?

I am currently following a course on Data Mining and i am very curious about the deeper underlying method. As far as i have learned so far data mining is about finding unknown patterns that can be ...
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Combining Computer Science and Humanities

I currently hold a bachelors in Computer science and a masters in Art History. I really want to combine the two and I know of Digital Humanities but I'm not completely aware of where Digital Humanists ...
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How is density of a substance in grams per cubic centimeter a discrete attribute?

I'm going over the different types of attributes in data-mining (nominal, ordinal, discrete, etc) and there is one example in the book that states that the density of a substance in grams per cubic ...
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Naviers Stokes equation and machine learning

I am looking for a reference explaining how to solve Navier-Stokes numerically using Machine learning algorithms . Thank you in advance for your help .
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Understanding Time Series Data for Classification

I have collected data from numerous volunteers driving a simulator in 8 different scenarios (classes). A volunteer drives in a map for 4 minutes in one scenario (one experiment), then he drives in the ...
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Finding (and possibly extracting) source code in heterogenous text data set

I'm looking for a way to recognize and possibly extract source code from text files that may contain only source code, source code mixed with plain text or just plain text without any source code. ...
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How to figure out whether two texts refer to the same object or event

Let's assume there is something happen in the world - Football world cup final. And team-1 beat team-2 with the score 3:2. So there is whole bunch of articles on every website about it, each contains ...
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Algorithms for tabulating/counting/frequency counting?

It is common in data science to receive two equal length vectors (array of dimension 1), say Categories and Weights. We aim to find all unique values of Categories and sum up the corresponding ...
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Data Searching from a large data set without reading each element

I have just started learning algorithms and data structures and I came by an interesting problem. I need some help in solving the problem. There is a data set given to me. Within the data set are ...
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How may I look for 'regions' of text in a larger corpus of different texts

I have an extremely large (100GB+) corpus of many different texts. All of them are in English and 'well' formatted. They are not loaded into any kind of database, think of them as a huge collection of ...
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Specific Examples with Explanation of Similarities and Differences of how Distance Functions are used Across Different Fields [closed]

I took a tangent from a student project I had done a number of years ago and spent some time studying distance functions. (please note that the above link contains the full question with links as I ...
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What is the best stream data clustering algorithm that can handle non-static, uncertain data? [closed]

I have gone through many algorithms including streaming k-means, CluStream etc and they all have their pros and cons. What is the best performing algorithm in terms of Computational Complexity ...
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which paper to take that would best fit to becoming a data scientist? [closed]

My name is Webber from Auckland, New Zealand. I am currently in my second year studying the bachelor of computer and information science. I have chosen to do a double major in computational ...
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List count of occurrences pairs, triplets, etc. from sets

A receipt is an array of products. I have an array of receipts. I need to generate a report in where I can find the products often bought together. For instance, for a single receipt where the ...
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Outline detection from patterns in a list of textual articles

Are there NLP algorithms dealing with detecting the repeating patterns in a a list of texts from which a topic keywords and other associative keywords can be derived? I will show it as an example: ...
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How to use Neural Network classification if data not same size?

I have data like this. [0 1 0 1 0] [0 1 0 1 0 1 1] [0 1 0 1 ] [0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0] ... I want to classify with Neural Network but my data different size . I can ...
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Where to cut a category tree

Since I don't have CS background I will most probably ask this question the wrong way. I need to choose a node from a tree, where I include all beneath this node leafs in a validation. I have a data ...
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Data Science vs Operations Research

The general question, as the title suggests, is: What is the difference between DS and OR/optimization. On a conceptual level I understand that DS tries to extract knowledge from the available data ...
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Indoor path prediction with machine learning and pattern matching

Ok. You'll have to bear with me because I'm new to this. I have an idea for a research project. It involves trying to predict a path that someone might take in an indoor environment. My idea is to use ...
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Method for finding correlation between data sets

Let's say that I have $N$ data sets where I have data points at some fixed frequency, such as "daily". What would be a good method for finding correlation between any of the data sets, or choosing a ...
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LSH and bands for document similarity

I have 50 documents and im using LSH+Minhashing Jaccard and i get this results: for bands:25 -> false positives: 200 for bands:10 -> false positives: 80 for bands:2 -> false positives: 28 for bands:1 ...
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