Select Important Variables using Boruta Algorithm

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Follow the steps below to understand the algorithm - Create duplicate copies of all independent variables. When the number of independent variables in the original data is less than 5, create at least 5 copies using existing variables. Shuffle the values of added duplicate copies to remove their correlations with the target variable. It is called shadow features or permuted copies. Combine the original ones with shuffled copies Run a random forest classifier on the combined dataset and performs a variable importance measure (the default is Mean Decrease Accuracy) to evaluate the importance of each variable where higher means more important.


What is probability mass function? - Crained

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Probability mass function is recognized as a probability that is distributed over discrete variables. First, probability mass function is always denoted with the capital P. Second, each random variable with a different probability mass function will be identified by the random variable. P(x) is not the same as P(y). Third, P(X x) is the same as P(x). Fourth, probability mass functions can act on many variables all that the same time, this is called joint probability distribution: P(X x, Y y) means that the probability that X x and Y y at the same time.


Random-ized Forest: A new class of Ensemble algorithms

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It's a known fact that bagging (an ensemble technique) works well on unstable algorithms like decision trees, artificial neural networks and not on stable algorithms like Naive Bayes. The well known ensemble algorithm Random forest thrives on the ability of bagging technique which leverages the'instability' of decisions trees, to help build a better classifier. Even though, random forest attempts to handle the issues caused by highly correlated trees, does it completely solve the issue? Can the decision trees be made more unstable than what random forest does, so that the learner be even more accurate? If trees are sufficiently deep, they have very low bias.


Random-ized Forest: A new class of Ensemble algorithms

#artificialintelligence

It's a known fact that bagging (an ensemble technique) works well on unstable algorithms like decision trees, artificial neural networks and not on stable algorithms like Naive Bayes. The well known ensemble algorithm Random forest thrives on the ability of bagging technique which leverages the'instability' of decisions trees, to help build a better classifier. Even though, random forest attempts to handle the issues caused by highly correlated trees, does it completely solve the issue? Can the decision trees be made more unstable than what random forest does, so that the learner be even more accurate? If trees are sufficiently deep, they have very low bias.


Copula Index for Detecting Dependence and Monotonicity between Stochastic Signals

arXiv.org Machine Learning

This paper introduces a nonparametric copula-based index for detecting the strength and monotonicity structure of linear and nonlinear statistical dependence between pairs of random variables or stochastic signals. Our index, termed Copula Index for Detecting Dependence and Monotonicity (CIM), satisfies several desirable properties of measures of association, including R\'enyi's properties, the data processing inequality (DPI), and consequently self-equitability. Synthetic data simulations reveal that the statistical power of CIM compares favorably to other state-of-the-art measures of association that are proven to satisfy the DPI. Simulation results with real-world data reveal the CIM's unique ability to detect the monotonicity structure among stochastic signals to find interesting dependencies in large datasets. Additionally, simulations show that the CIM shows favorable performance to estimators of mutual information when discovering Markov network structure.