Many analysts who are interested in building predictive models invest a lot of their time and effort in trying to understand how to best tune the parameters of the specific technique that they are using, whether that technique be logistic regression or a neural network, and they are doing this in order to achieve the best accuracy of the resultant model. In this series of videos we look at some often overlooked approaches that can be applied in the same way to a wide variety of algorithms and which may lead to better predictive accuracy. In all of our examples we’ll focus on improving the accuracy of a predictive model applied to a classification prediction problem.
The idea of meta modelling is to build a predictive model using the predictions or scores generated by another model. By adding the predictive scores generated by an initial modelling algorithm to an existing pool of predictor fields, a second algorithm can then exploit these scores in to build a final more accurate model.
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Check out the other videos in this series
- 6 secrets of building better models part one: bootstrap aggregation
- 6 secrets of building better models part two: boosting
- 6 secrets of building better models part three: feature engineering
- 6 secrets of building better models part four: ensemble modelling
- 6 secrets of building better models part five: meta models
- 6 secrets of building better models part six: split models