Human activity recognition is the problem of classifying sequences of accelerometer data recorded by specialized harnesses or smart phones into known well-defined movements. Classical approaches to the problem involve hand crafting features from the time series data based on fixed-sized windows and training machine learning models, such as ensembles of decision trees. The difficulty is […]

## How to Evaluate Machine Learning Algorithms for Human Activity Recognition

Human activity recognition is the problem of classifying sequences of accelerometer data recorded by specialized harnesses or smart phones into known well-defined movements. Classical approaches to the problem involve hand crafting features from the time series data based on fixed-sized windows and training machine learning models, such as ensembles of decision trees. The difficulty is […]

## How to Model Human Activity From Smartphone Data

Human activity recognition is the problem of classifying sequences of accelerometer data recorded by specialized harnesses or smart phones into known well-defined movements. It is a challenging problem given the large number of observations produced each second, the temporal nature of the observations, and the lack of a clear way to relate accelerometer data to […]

## How to Develop a Reusable Framework to Spot-Check Algorithms in Python

Spot-checking algorithms is a technique in applied machine learning designed to quickly and objectively provide a first set of results on a new predictive modeling problem. Unlike grid searching and other types of algorithm tuning that seek the optimal algorithm or optimal configuration for an algorithm, spot-checking is intended to evaluate a diverse set of […]

## A Gentle Introduction to a Standard Human Activity Recognition Problem

Human activity recognition is the problem of classifying sequences of accelerometer data recorded by specialized harnesses or smart phones into known well-defined movements. It is a challenging problem given the large number of observations produced each second, the temporal nature of the observations, and the lack of a clear way to relate accelerometer data to […]

## Indoor Movement Time Series Classification with Machine Learning Algorithms

Indoor movement prediction involves using wireless sensor strength data to predict the location and motion of subjects within a building. It is a challenging problem as there is no direct analytical model to translate the variable length traces of signal strength data from multiple sensors into user behavior. The ‘indoor user movement‘ dataset is a […]

## How to Develop a Probabilistic Forecasting Model to Predict Air Pollution Days

Air pollution is characterized by the concentration of ground ozone. From meteorological measurements, such as wind speed and temperature, it is possible to forecast whether the ground ozone will be at a sufficiently high level tomorrow to issue a public air pollution warning. This is the basis behind a standard machine learning dataset used for […]

## A Gentle Introduction to Probability Scoring Methods in Python

How to Score Probability Predictions in Python and Develop an Intuition for Different Metrics. Predicting probabilities instead of class labels for a classification problem can provide additional nuance and uncertainty for the predictions. The added nuance allows more sophisticated metrics to be used to interpret and evaluate the predicted probabilities. In general, methods for the […]

## How to Get Started with Deep Learning for Time Series Forecasting (7-Day Mini-Course)

Deep Learning for Time Series Forecasting Crash Course. Bring Deep Learning methods to Your Time Series project in 7 Days. Time series forecasting is challenging, especially when working with long sequences, noisy data, multi-step forecasts and multiple input and output variables. Deep learning methods offer a lot of promise for time series forecasting, such as […]

## How and When to Use a Calibrated Classification Model with scikit-learn

Instead of predicting class values directly for a classification problem, it can be convenient to predict the probability of an observation belonging to each possible class. Predicting probabilities allows some flexibility including deciding how to interpret the probabilities, presenting predictions with uncertainty, and providing more nuanced ways to evaluate the skill of the model. Predicted […]