Prediction or Guess? Decide by Looking at Two Images Generated by a “MATLAB MySQL” Algorithm

  • Carlos Rodríguez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8521)


In the field of data mining, predictive modeling refers to the usage of a statistical model built on a training data set in order to make predictions about new prospects contained in the scoring data set. A model should not be used to predict when it encounters unseen data in the scoring set because such predictions would be a guess or a speculation. This paper proposes an algorithm that will produce two simple images and a “level of guessing” (LOG) pie chart. These images will tell the analyst whether or not it is appropriate to use a statistical predictive model to make predictions on a particular scoring set. The proposed algorithm will offer a solution to the scoring adequacy problem based on subsets of the original data. The algorithm will be implemented with a user interface built with MATLAB code, which acts on MySQL databases that contain the data.


predictive modeling data mining scoring set supervised learning MATLAB MATLAB GUI MySQL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Rodríguez
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  1. 1.Institute for Simulation and TrainingUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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