- 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
But Florida is kind of an outlier, because culturally, only the northern half of Florida is Dixie.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie|Michael Tomasky|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Egeland is something of an outlier among the worldwide community of humanitarians because he says this sort of thing out loud.Why Humanitarians Talk to ISIS|Joshua Hersh|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Actually, the United States is an outlier among democracies in granting such generous free speech guarantees.Should Neo-Nazis Be Allowed Free Speech?|Thane Rosenbaum|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In comparison to other NWO conspiracy theorists, experts say Ciancia is an outlier.The Evolution of the ‘New World Order’|Lizzie Crocker|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Said Fidas: “ExxonMobil remains a significant holdout with respect to LGBT equality and in many ways an outlier.”Walmart’s New Embrace of Gay Employees a Sign of Corporate Shift|Daniel Gross|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is on this series that the Shannon rises, under the high outlier of grit on Cuilcagh.
The extreme south-east of the county includes part of the Triassic outlier of Kingscourt.
This mighty outlier was the one object which riveted our eyes, quite eclipsing the more distant glories of the Bernina.
It does not reach 10,000 feet, and it is out-topped by a southern outlier, probably Monte Frerone.
From its position as an outlier of the great chain, we had expected much from the Adamello, and now we were not disappointed.