Research Questions Related to Predicting Probability of Success

by Associate Professor Togar Alam Napitupulu, PhD

Regression also can be used to predict the value of Y given the value of Xs. In such case we are actually building a regression model or a “machine”, a learning machine by estimating the parameters of the regression. During the estimation of the parameters of the regression, in the jargon of data mining, we say that the machine is learning from the data. It is sometimes called “supervised learning”, because the parameters are forced (supervised) to fit the pairs of Y and the Xs. For more, download the complete article in pdf.