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Date:         Sat, 9 May 2009 07:02:28 -0700
Reply-To:     foolishfish.chen@GMAIL.COM
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From:         foolishfish.chen@GMAIL.COM
Subject:      Oversampling Questions. Please help
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1. When selecting observations from good data, how many observation is ideal. In the other word, what is best good vs. bad ratio after oversampling?

2. I always deal with very rare even projects. I always have concern whether my random sample from the good data represents the whole population well (let's say 3k out of 500k)? Is there a way that I can select the sample that has similar characteristics of the whole population? for example similar mean and similar variance

3. Currently, how I am dealing with the issue above is to bootstrap the data and get n samples, run the regression/decision tree n times and ensemble n models in EM. But the results are not as expected.I am wondering if anyone has the same experience and help me out?

Can any expert help?

Thanks in advance.

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