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About the Curse of Dimensionality

Introduction



In this article, we will discuss the so called 'Curse of Dimensionality', and explain why it is important when designing a classifier. In the following sections I will provide an intuitive explanation of this concept, illustrated by a clear example of overfitting due to the curse of dimensionality.

Consider an example in which we have a set of images, each of which depicts either a cat or a dog. We would like to create a classifier that is able to…

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Added by Vincent Spruyt on June 6, 2014 at 11:41pm — 3 Comments

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