Multiple Labels for Binary Classification Problems in one model

rodienne_zammitrodienne_zammit Member Posts: 3 Contributor I
edited February 2019 in Help

sgenzer I read them to the end!

Current approach: Separate models for different binary labels
I have prepared a decision tree model which correctly predicts a binary label for product A when Product A is used as the label.

For product B, I re-run the process to train a similar model when B is the label.

Then I would need to train another model to predict product C, and use C as a label. This goes on as in reality I have more products.

Desired approach: One model to predict different binary labels
Is there a way I can combine this into one model so that the model can tell me the binary predictions (true/false) for Product A, B and C in one go? This would be ideal when applying the model on new data so that I don't need to run all separate product models. 

I tried to use "loop label" however this loops on the labels to create different models, and I did not find a way of how to use the models created to apply them to new data. I did not find a way how I could loop label on new data to apply "loop model" (this deosn't exist).

Maybe I could achieve this by combining the different binary classification values into one value? 

Appreciate feedback on how it is best to implement this problem.

Thank you!

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    rodienne_zammitrodienne_zammit Member Posts: 3 Contributor I
    edited March 2019 Solution Accepted
    Thanks a lot @mschmitz for putting me on the right track. I looked into Polynominal by Binominal classification but I didn't manage to get what I want with it. 

    There might be other ways of doing this, but ..

    I got the desired approach by looping on the product attributes using "Loop Attributes", this gives a macro name to the label, then inside the loop I set the field %{loop_attribute} as the label, and saved the model using the product name in the file name of the output, for example, save model as "C:\Documents\%{loop_attribute}.mod. I also used the "Annotate" operator with the performance and model output so that I can refer to the Annotation on the results and know which product the performance relates to.

    To read and apply models on new data I used again the "Loop Label" and set the role of the product inside the loop and read the model from the file by using the macro value %{loop_label}.  Again applying Annotate to the performance output helps me recognise which performance I am looking at.

    XML sample for reading below:

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    MartinLiebigMartinLiebig Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 3,507 RM Data Scientist
    did you have a look at Polynominal by Binominal classification? otherwise you can build something with Loop Values.

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    Dortmund, Germany
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    sgenzersgenzer Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,959 Community Manager
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    SGolbertSGolbert RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member Posts: 344 Unicorn

    I'm happy that you could find an answer. I have some questions about the use case: Why do you need individual classifiers for each product? Is it possible for a sample to be a member of more than one product cathegory?


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