How to annoy a machine learner

A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning (PDF):

But bear in mind that features that look irrelevant in isolation may be relevant in combination. For example, if the class is an XOR of k input features, each of them by itself carries no information about the class. (If you want to annoy machine learners, bring up XOR).

A fun paper, distilling the “folk wisdom” aspects of machine learning that take up the majority of time into pithy and amusing quotes. Others have already commented on the value it.

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2013-02-26 00:00 +0000

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