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Finding hidden (statistical) structure in unlabelled data, including clustering and feature extraction for dimensionality reduction.

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semi supervised learning doubt only classify points with confidence above threshold

I currently have a dataset with approximately 5% labelled points and 95% unlabelled. I would like to label some of the unlabelled points only if I am very confident and leave the rest NaN. Personally ...
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Clustering for high dimensional data

I am have a data set with 52 variables. Most of them have zeros, it resembles a sparse matrix. How can I cluster this kind of data and are there any special types of clustering? I am attaching pca ...
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Constrained k-means algorithms in R (must-link constraints)

I currently face an unsupervised learning task that is to be approaches using clustering. More specifically, it is a segementation task and hence there is some prior knowledge about a) the number of ...
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How to do feature selection for clustering and implement it in python?

I am trying to implement k-means clustering on 60-70 features and I came across a post for feature selection technique on quora by Julian Ramos, but I fail to understand few steps mentioned. I am ...
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What value can I gain by doing exploratory data analysis on features (and thus data) before doing clustering?

This might not be a very good question, but I would still ask if it's beneficial to do EDA before running a clustering algorithm? I understand that EDA helps us generate good and helpful insights ...
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How to remove noise using morphological filtering

I have two groups of dots that both contain noise between them: The line that separates the two groups in the picture is diagonal in shape. I tried to use morphological filtering on this image to ...
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Determine the most important documents for supervised learning

I have somewhat of a general/high level question. Assume I'm doing supervised machine learning on some text data (tweets for example) and categorizing the documents to a certain taxonomy (multi-class ...
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Probability for label correctness in semi-supervised learning

I am aware of the existence of semi-supervised learning approaches, such as the Ladder Network, where only a subset of the data is labeled. Are there any methods or papers which consider correctness ...
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Examples for predict.FAMD?

I am doing a study on unsupervised data with various categorical variables. So I have found the FactoMineR package to be really handy for this, particularly with the FAMD functions. I can get to a ...
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sLDA vs. LDA+Classifier

For simplicity, suppose we're looking at Yelp reviews of restaurants, and are trying to classify the restaurant by cuisine type (e.g. "Italian, Japanese," etc.). Lets also assume our data already a ...
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From unsupervised to supervised in fraud detection

I have a question. I am working on the fraud detection domain. And I have data from imports to the country. As you can get from the title, I have unsupervised data. I do not know that the record is ...
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When unsupervised learning is more beneficial in comparison with supervised learning even the labelings are existed?

When unsupervised learning is more beneficial in comparison with supervised learning even the labeling are existed? If there is no labeling the unsupervised learning is better than supervised learning ...
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Clustering Weekday Weekend Data and Multicollinearity

Hi I have data of weekday and weekend step counts in which I extracted metrics from them such as the wd steps, we steps, standard deviation of wd steps, standard deviation of we steps and so on... <...
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Is there a paper accomplishing finding physical law from observation without premade perception, using machine learning?

For example: Isaac Newton finds law of universal gravitation just by looking a falling apple, without any premade perception of that phenomenon. Is it possible to accomplish that kind of discovery ...
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What's the good index to choose number of clusters so that obtained clusters are homogeneous?

I perform a clustering on one-dimensional dataset and I need a way to automatically decide what's the optimal number of clusters from $k \in \{2, 3, 4, 5, 6\}$. The number of observations to cluster ...
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Temporal outlier Analysis on sensor data

I am working to find anomaly/outliers in sensor data using unsupervised machine learning (without training dataset). I have around 20000 samples taken per minute of various sensors. I just need to ...
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Grouping already clustered data (with a pre-defined x and y)

I have an already clustered data set (I wanna keep my x and y), where there's clearly a small group of elements in the middle that don't follow the expected patterns. I can select them manually, but ...
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Training detector without bounding box data

From what I can see most object detection NNs (Fast(er) R-CNN, YOLO etc) are trained on data including bounding boxes indicating where in the picture the objects are localized. Is there any model ...
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Exploratory analysis and feature engineering for time till failure prediction using sensor data of engines

I am trying to do some data exploration and analysis on a dataset of engine sensor readings. I would like to determine if the data I have is good enough to predict a time till failure and possibly ...
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Is it possible to make a label automatically in supervised learning(Machine Learning)?

My background knowledge: Basically, supervised learning is based on labeled data. Using the labeled data, the machine can study and determine results for unlabeled data. To do that, for example, if we ...
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Finding dominating attributes with in the clusters generated

I am having a dataset of customers where each customer is represented as some feature vector and I am applying K-means algorithm to this dataset. On the basis of those features, I can abstract and ...
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Using classification to find the best support and confidence measure in associative rule mining

I have been trying the find the best support and confidence values for associative rules mining. I came across the following approach from an answer on Quora - Picking the "appropriate" values for ...
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Clustering and producing final results to find next best customer to target(Ranked)

I have a problem where I need to cluster customer data that has all possible attributes to identify the next potential customer who can succeed the last customer in terms of buying a certain product. ...
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Does K - Means clustering on data reduced using PCA and the original data make any difference?

I am working on clustering and I have 90 features with 13500 data points and after removing the correlated variables which had pearson correlation more than 90% my feature space reduced to 70. Also, ...
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How we compare two paragraphs of unlabelled dataset semantically (STS)?

Column representation: Unique_id | Text1 | Text2 Unique_id 0 Text1 public show for reynolds suspension of his coaching licence. portrait sir joshua reynolds portrait of omai will get a public airing ...
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How can we perform STS(Semantic Textual Similarity) on UnSupervised dataset using Deep Learning?

How to implement STS(Semantic Textual Similarity) on unlabelled dataset. Dataset column contains Unique_id, text1(contains paragraph), text2(contains paragraph). Ex: Column representation: Unique_id ...
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Hierarchical Clustering on transaction data

Problem Statement: Let's say I have buyer transactional data for every product, features are categorical and numeric. I want to cluster purchases that have similar attributes in terms of who's ...
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Anomaly detection - relation between thresholds and anomalies

I'm developing an anomaly detection program in Python. Main idea is to create a new LSTM model every day, training it with the previous 7 days and predict the next day. Then, using thresholds, find ...
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Predict with some probability the day of the month paycheck received through daily transactions

I am using R to do machine learning. I have daily shopping expenditure data of individuals over a couple of months and my goal is to be able to identify through their shopping pattern the day of the ...
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Unsupervised Function Optimization using Input and Output for Loss Function?

I have some vectors {$\mathbf{X_1 ... X_n}$} and they are all of dimension 1 x N. Vectors {$\mathbf{X_1' ... X_n'}$} are also 1 x N and are related to {$\mathbf{X_1 ... X_n}$}, but the relation cannot ...
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Choosing a distance metric and a clustering algorithm for time series

For every entity I have a corresponding time series which is built by a sliding window (win_size=7d, win_shift=3d, so we have overlapped windows) With every win-shift, we count how many users are ...
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How to tune / choose the preference parameter of AffinityPropagation?

I have large dictionary of "pairwise similarity matrixes" that would look like the following: similarity['group1']: ...
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Train CNN-RNN network for multi label video classification with sliding window technique

I’m implementing a model in which a CNN model is used to extract feature sequences from videos , and RNN is used to analyze the generated feature sequences, and output a multi label classification ...
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approach for predicting machine failure using maintenance history

I have been struggling with this problem for a while now and I finally decided to post a question here to get some help. The problem i'm trying to solve is about predictive maintenance. Specifically, ...
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How to set the Reconstruction error threshold for anomaly detection using autoencoders?

Hi I am doing anomaly detection using auto encoders.I have trained the model using 'Non Anomalous' values.Now when I give anomalous points as test data. What should be the Reconstruction error ...
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I need help interpreting this PCA plot

I have a dataset of 116 observations and 10 numeric variables. The dataset contains information about healthy patients and patients attained with breast cancer. I did a PCA plot showing the cluster of ...
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TextRank algorithm for Web content

I am looking for an algorithm that would be able to extract meaningful keyphrases from web articles. Each article has more than 2000 words and information is structured using paragraphs, h1, h2 tags ...
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Time-series clustering Quality Measures

I am clustering time-series datasets which are not labeled (No Ground truth) and I want to measure the quality of the clusters. Could you please suggest any Clustering performance evaluation methods ...
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Decision tree to get difference in rates in two groups?

I have two sample groups of customers, each customer has 100s of features. For a single sample, i would use Decision Trees to find sub-groups that have a high churn rate. Thats easy. However, my ...
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More weightage to a categorical feature for an Autoencoder model

I am using autoencoder for anomaly detection. I don't have any labels already and so its unsupervised. If I have categorical variables, I usually one hot encode before giving it to the model. I would ...
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Semi-supervised Learning doubt

I'm reading "Hands on machine learning" by Aurelien Geron. He stated that semi-supervised learning is: Some photo-hosting services, such as Google Photos, are good examples of this. Once you ...
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Classifying variable types on a list of variables

I have a list of around 700 variables which I need to perform a variable cleanup on. What complicates things is there are different numeric codes which flag an invalid value and these differ by the ...
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What is the difference between K-Means & Self Organized Maps?

It seems they both perform clustering. They both reduce the dimensionality of the input data and classify further inputs based upon their distance/similarity to the center points. These points then ...
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How to approach Peak picking with a wide range of peak shapes, sizes, varying noise level, and occasionally shifting baseline?

I am trying write a program that continuously tracks the location a peak. To do that I need a very good peak detection algorithm. It not only has to tell the location of the peak but also the absence ...
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Categorical data with order and blanks, is frequent dataset or k-modes a better option?

I have a dataset that's purely categorical: for each item it's ranked across a set of attributes, whether it's easy, moderate or difficult. But there are blanks if the item doesn't have the ...
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Estimating Predictive Uncertainty for unlabeled data

I am trying to estimate the predictive uncertainty for a deep neural network. While I do have a labeled training set, I´m trying to measure uncertainty for some unlabeled production data. This paper ...
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Conceptual clustering with sklearn?

How can I perform conceptual clustering in sklearn? My use case is that I have English Wikipedia articles that I'm doing unsupervised learning on (tfidf -> truncated svd -> l2 normalize), and I'd like ...
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General unsupervised learning strategy when using convolutional autoencoder (CAE)

I am working on implementing an autoencoder for unsupervised learning, and I have some questions about the overall process. From what I was reading here, @rjpg suggests the following general approach: ...
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Hidden Markov Models: Linking states to labels after EM training

The tl;dr version first: I have the following problem: I implemented Baum Welch for ergodic HMMs. I do it like this: I pass the model two number C1 and ...