SPSS Predictive Modeler Schulung:
Advanced techniques to predict categorical and continuous targets
This course builds on the courses Predictive Modeling for Categorical Targets Using IBM SPSS Modeler (v18) and Predictive Modeling for Continuous Targets Using IBM SPSS Modeler (v18). It presents advanced techniques to predict categorical and continuous targets. Before reviewing the modeling techniques, data preparation issues are addressed such as partitioning and detecting anomalies. Also, a method to reduce the number of fields to a number of core fields, referred to as components or factors, is presented. Advanced classification models, such as Decision List, Support Vector Machines and Bayes Net, are reviewed. Methods are presented to combine individual models into a single model in order to improve predictive power, including running and evaluating many models in a single run, both for categorical and continuous targets.