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The Perils of Ignoring Data Suitability: The Suitability of Data Used to Train Neural Networks Deserves More Attention

Citation
Swingler K (2011) The Perils of Ignoring Data Suitability: The Suitability of Data Used to Train Neural Networks Deserves More Attention. In: NCTA 2011 - International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Application. International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Application, Paris, France, 24.10.2011-26.10.2011. SciTePress Digital Library. http://www.ncta.ijcci.org/Abstracts/2011/NCTA_2011_Abstracts.htm

Abstract
The quality and quantity (we call it suitability from now on) of data that are used for a machine learning task are as important as the capability of the machine learning algorithm itself. Yet these two aspects of machine learning are not given equal weight by the data mining, machine learning and neural computing communities. Data suitability is largely ignored compared to the effort expended on learning algorithm development. This position paper argues that some of the new algorithms and many of the tweaks to existing algorithms would be unnecessary if the data going into them were properly pre-processed, and calls for a shift in effort towards data suitability assessment and correction.

Keywords
Data Preparation; Machine Learning; Data Mining; Data Quality and Quantity; Electronic data processing Data preparation; Computer input-output equipment

StatusPublished
Author(s)Swingler, Kevin
Publication date31/12/2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/3950
PublisherSciTePress Digital Library
Publisher URLhttp://www.ncta.ijcci.org/…11_Abstracts.htm
ConferenceInternational Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Application
Conference locationParis, France
Dates
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