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How can I build a model to find the best predictor for 5 different targets and 30 predictors?
I’m looking at 5 different cognitive tasks and I want to see which brain region’s volume is the best predictor of performance on those tasks. I also need to covary for intracranial volume and gender. I have no clue where to start so any help would be appreciated!
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Optionsvarunm1 Moderator, Member Posts: 1,207 UnicornHello @Neuronerd
Just want to be clear as I lost track, so you have 23 Predictor Variables (Features/attributes) and 5 Outcome variables (each outcome variable is for a different cognitive task).
Now to understand which predictor variable is better for each one of these outcome variables there are two methods (based on my current thought). One is to find the global importances of variables or statistical tests. In this, you can use statistical tests like correlation to check the correlation between target variables and the predictor variables. In rapidminer, you can use "Correlation matrix" and select an option called "include special attributes". You can also use "Weight by correlation" operator that assigns a higher weight to predictor/attribute that is highly relevant. If you want to know modelspecific weights/relevance of predictor variables, you can use "Weight by SVM" or "Weight by Random forest". These are some examples, you can see more operators in Modeling > Feature Weights.
There is a second way called local weights/importances based on predictions. We have an operator called "explain predictions" that provides you with the importance of each attribute for each prediction sample. There is also a global weight port in this operator that helps you see which attributes have the highest weight based on local weights.
Now if you want to build a model and predict all the five outcome variables, there is an operator called "Multi label Modeling". Be sure to assign some user "userdefined role" using a set role operator to your 5 outcome variables. If you don't assign a role to these, then when a model is built for one outcome variable the other 4 outcome variables are included in the inputs (predictors) of a model.
I hope this helps, if you need more specific information please explain your need.Regards,
Varun
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You can build a multiclass classification model. If you are new to classification, I recommend you look at videos on "Rapidminer Academy"
The below videos on rapidminer youtube also helps you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg01mmR3jg&list=PLssWC2d9JhOZLbQNZ80uOxLypglgWqbJA
Please let us know if you are looking for any specific information.
Varun
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sorry your question is not clear
All the best
mbs
Thank you
When you say you have 5 targets or cognitive tasks, do you mean you have 5 separate outcome variables or 5 classes in a single outcome variable?
Varun
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