"[SOLVED] Attribute weighting for unbalanced data"

makakmakak Member Posts: 13 Contributor I
edited June 2019 in Help

I am trying to experimet with various techniques for attribute weighting for my dataset which is quite unbalanced. I am subsampling the majority class when I am training classifier. My question is, when I am applying "Weight by ..." operators, should I apply them for original (unbalanced) dataset, or for balanced dataset? Intuitively for balanced I'm just not sure.

Thank you.


  • MariusHelfMariusHelf RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,869 Unicorn

    yes, in general you should use the balanced data set for any kind of data mining and data analysis, at least as long as you are in the training process.

    Performance measurements can also be taken on the original class distributions, depending on the desired output and interpretation of the performance values.

    Best regards,
  • makakmakak Member Posts: 13 Contributor I
    Thank you.
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