ISMIS 2017 Data Mining Competition: Trading Based on Recommendations - XGBoost Approach with Feature Engineering

  • Katarzyna Baraniak
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 40)


This paper presents an approach to predict trading based on recommendations of experts using XGBoost model, created during ISMIS 2017 Data Mining Competition: Trading Based on Recommendations. We present a method to manually engineer features from sequential data and how to evaluate its relevance. We provide a summary of feature engineering, feature selection, and evaluation based on experts recommendations of stock return.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polish-Japanese Academy of Information TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.National Information Processing InstituteWarsawPoland

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