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Why are some attributes marked as suspicious terms?

EvaEva Member Posts: 2 Newbie
I am new to RapidMiner and would like to use it as an instructor. After importing the first dataset, some of the attributes in the example dataset have been marked as suspicious terms. I am attaching a screenshot showing the flag. What does that mean? I could not find any information on this.

Thanks!
Eva

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    MartinLiebigMartinLiebig Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 3,525 RM Data Scientist
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    Hi Eva,

    this is part of our newest release. We want to make you aware, that it can be potentially problematic to include this column in machine learning models.
    The gender column is a good example for it. Using this column in a machine learning model may lead to a model which discriminates women. To make you aware of this possibility we added those warnings, so you can evaluate if this may be harmful or not.

    Best,
    Martin
    - Sr. Director Data Solutions, Altair RapidMiner -
    Dortmund, Germany

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    EvaEva Member Posts: 2 Newbie
    Hi Martin,

    Thank you for the quick reply!

    Best,
    Eva
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