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## Questions and Answers

What is the primary goal of regression analysis?

Multiple linear regression can predict a target variable using multiple predictors.

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What does unsupervised learning primarily deal with?

Unlabeled data

In regression analysis, the target variable is denoted as __________.

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Match the types of regression with their characteristics:

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Which of the following is a common application of regression analysis?

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Regression analysis is the most widely used statistical technique and is rarely misused.

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What is market basket analysis used for?

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Which of the following is NOT an evaluation metric for regression models?

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R-Squared is used to measure the proportion of variance in the dependent variable that can be explained by independent variables.

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What is the primary purpose of using Mean Squared Error (MSE) in regression analysis?

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The process of assessing how well a regression model predicts the relationship between variables is known as _____ model evaluation.

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Match the following regression evaluation metrics with their descriptions:

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What does Minimum Support (minsup) refer to in the context of itemsets?

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Divisive Hierarchical Clustering is a bottom-up approach to clustering.

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What is meant by 'Support Count' in dataset analysis?

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What is multicollinearity?

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Multicollinearity is not a concern if all regressors in a regression analysis are orthogonal.

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What does logistic regression predict?

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Random Forest constructs multiple decision trees during __________.

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Which of the following statements about ensembles is true?

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Match the following types of ensembles with their characteristics:

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What is the output of a single decision tree in Random Forest?

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Supervised learning relies on unlabeled data to train models.

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## Study Notes

### Model Evaluation

- Methodology for identifying the best-fitting model for data and predicting future performance.
- Types of model evaluation include classification and regression.

### Unsupervised Learning

- Analyzes unlabeled data to uncover patterns and structures.
- Common tasks are clustering and dimensionality reduction.

### Regression Analysis

- Data mining technique used to predict a target's numerical value (y) based on one or more predictors.
- Widely used but often misapplied; involves data description, parameter estimation, prediction, and control.

### Simple Linear Regression Model

- Models the linear relationship between a target variable and a single predictor.

### Multiple Linear Regression Model

- Expands the analysis to several predictor variables to model a target variable.

### Multicollinearity

- Occurs when predictor variables are correlated, inflating coefficient estimates in regression.
- If predictors are orthogonal (independent), multicollinearity is not an issue, which is uncommon.

### Ensembles

- Constructs multiple classifiers from training data to enhance prediction accuracy.
- Predictions from various classifiers are aggregated to predict class labels for new records.
- Types include Parallel Ensemble and Serial Ensemble.

### Random Forest

- A machine learning algorithm that builds numerous decision trees during training.
- Outputs class mode for classification or mean prediction for regression.

### Supervised Learning

- Utilizes labeled data to train models and facilitate predictions.
- Support count indicates how often a specific item set appears in the dataset.

### Association Rule Mining

- Data mining technique for identifying relationships within transactional data.
- Market basket analysis seeks rules predicting item occurrences based on others in transactions.

### Evaluation Metrics for Regression Models

- Mean Squared Error (MSE), Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE), R-Squared, and Adjusted R-squared are key metrics for assessing regression accuracy.

### Clustering Methods

- Divisive Hierarchical Clustering (Top-Down) begins with all data points in one cluster, progressively splitting until individual clusters are formed.
- Ward's Method calculates cluster similarity based on increases in squared error when merging clusters, making it robust against noise and outliers.

### Frequent Item Set

- A collection of items that frequently occur together in transactions; used in mining for associations.

### Minimum Support (minsup)

- A threshold for determining which item sets are frequent enough to be interesting and warrant further analysis.

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Test your knowledge on the methodologies of model evaluation and the types of tasks within unsupervised learning such as classification and regression. Explore the concepts of clustering, dimensionality reduction, and how to assess the effectiveness of models with data. This quiz covers essential topics in data mining and machine learning.