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5 Normally distributed data sets with mean [0, 0]T and different covariance matrices shown underneath. 5b are generated with independent (noninteracting) features. 5b). Notice that for these cases the off-diagonal entries of the covariance matrix are zeros. 5d represent cases where the features are dependent. 1. In the case of independent features we can decompose the n-dimensional pdf as a product of n one-dimensional pdfs. Let ????k2 be the diagonal entry of the covariance matrix Σ for the k-th feature, and ????k be the k-th component of ????.
When this is not possible, the following Theorem of Ethical Data Selection may prove useful. r Theorem. There exists a set of data for which a candidate algorithm is superior to any given rival algorithm. This set may be constructed by omitting from the test set any pattern which is misclassified by the candidate algorithm. r Replication of experiments. Since pattern recognition is a mature discipline, the replication of experiments on new data by independent research groups, a fetish in the physical and biological sciences, is unnecessary.
If H0 is rejected, Demˇsar  proposes the use of Nemenyi post-hoc test to find exactly where the differences are. All pairs of classifiers are examined. Two classifiers are declared different if their average ranks differ by more than a given critical value. For instance, for a pair of classifiers i and j, a test statistic is calculated using the average ranks Ri and Rj : Ri − Rj . 16) M(M+1) 6N The number of pairwise comparisons M(M − 1)∕2 determines the level of significance for this z-value.