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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF DIMENSION REDUCTION METHODS ON MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO PSYCHOMETRICS

Original Research (Published On: 03-Mar-2023 )
AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF DIMENSION REDUCTION METHODS ON MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO PSYCHOMETRICS
DOI : 10.54364/AAIML.2023.1149

Sean Hyrum Merritt and Alexander Christensen

Adv. Artif. Intell. Mach. Learn., 3 (1):760-777

Sean Hyrum Merritt : Claremont Graduate University

Alexander Christensen : Vanderbilt University

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DOI: 10.54364/AAIML.2023.1149

Article History: Received on: 06-Feb-23, Accepted on: 17-Feb-23, Published on: 03-Mar-23

Corresponding Author: Sean Hyrum Merritt

Email: sean.merritt@cgu.edu

Citation: Sean Hyrum Merritt (2023). AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF DIMENSION REDUCTION METHODS ON MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS WITH APPLICATIONS TO PSYCHOMETRICS. Adv. Artif. Intell. Mach. Learn., 3 (1 ):760-777


Abstract

    

Developing interpretable machine learning models has become an increasingly important issue. One

way in which data scientists have been able to develop interpretable models has been to use dimension

reduction techniques. In this paper, we examine several dimension reduction techniques including

two recent approaches developed in the network psychometrics literature called exploratory graph

analysis (EGA) and unique variable analysis (UVA). We compared EGA and UVA with two other

dimension reduction techniques common in the machine learning literature (principal component

analysis and independent component analysis) as well as no reduction to the variables real data.

We show that EGA and UVA perform as well as the other reduction techniques or no reduction.

Consistent with previous literature, we show that dimension reduction can decrease, increase, or

provide the same accuracy as no reduction of variables. Our tentative results find that dimension

reduction tends to lead to better performance when used for classification tasks.

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