- an observation that is well outside of the expected range of values in a study or experiment, and which is often discarded from the data set: Experience with a variety of data-reduction problems has led to several strategies for dealing with outliers in data sets.
- a person whose abilities, achievements, etc., lie outside the range of statistical probability.
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This database should cover design projects in all sectors and domains, not just those in machine learning, and explicitly acknowledge absences and outliers.Participation-washing could be the next dangerous fad in machine learning|Amy Nordrum|August 25, 2020|MIT Technology Review
First off, they are an outlier among this year’s top defenses.The Raptors’ Defense Is Almost Never The Same, But It’s Always Really Good|Jared Dubin|August 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Put another way, states that are outliers based on some combination of the variables listed above tend to be harder to predict.How FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 Presidential Forecast Works — And What’s Different Because Of COVID-19|Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
More recently, machine-learning based approaches try to identify patterns of normal activity and raise flags only when outliers are detected.
This week was also a good reminder that outliers can occur in either direction.Yes, Biden Has A Big Lead, But It’s Probably Not 15 Points|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|July 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight