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Oversampling in Enterprise Miner, Please Help...Thanks

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Oversampling in Enterprise Miner, Please Help...Thanks


Hi All,

I want to build a response model but with a very low response rate, around 0.2%. I haven't built any model with such low response in the past, so I don't know what's the best way to proceed in this case with SAS Enterprise Miner. I understand the idea of oversampling but as I haven't applied it in the past, your help would be much appreciated. Once you have built the model using oversampling, how do you undo the oversampling?  And at the time of scoring new data, which probabilities do we use? The one build on oversampled data or the original??

Is the Oversampling technique recommended? When is it compulsory to use it?

Many Thanks

Alice

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Re: Oversampling in Enterprise Miner, Please Help...Thanks

moved to the Data Mining community where I hope you will get many great responses

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Re: Oversampling in Enterprise Miner, Please Help...Thanks

I came across a decent blog post about oversampling.  Perhaps it contains some answers you seek.  http://www.data-mining-blog.com/tips-and-tutorials/overrepresentation-oversampling/

Also check out any links within the post.

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Re: Oversampling in Enterprise Miner, Please Help...Thanks

Hi, Kanyange,

Here is a link that has video that addresses oversampling with EM

34270 - Oversampling techniques in SAS® Enterprise Miner(tm)

Another SAS note provides step-by-step instruction

24205 - Rare event oversampling for model fitting in SAS® Enterprise Miner(tm)

Enjoy. Post back if you have questions.

Best

Jason Xin

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