Hidden Variables

From The Foundation for Best Practices in Machine Learning

Hidden Variables


Document and assess whether Model datasets are missing, or Model components hide relevant attributes of Product Subjects or systemic Variables with respect to Product Domains. If hidden, obtain additional data and/or account for the hidden Variables in modelling as much as is reasonably practical.


To (a) assess and control for hidden correlations and causal relations in Model datasets and Variables and/or risks of relations being spurious, ambiguous and/or confounding; and (b) highlight associated risks that might occur in the Product Lifecycle.

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