Target Proxies

From The Foundation for Best Practices in Machine Learning

Target Proxies


Document and assess whether the Target Feature(s) are proxies for the true Target(s) of Interest in Product Domain(s). If Target Features are proxies, take measures to ensure and review non-divergence of Product Outcomes with regard to Product Definitions.


To (a) ensure that Product Outcomes are representative of subpopulations and applications, and are not misinterpreted; (b) ensure that Models are optimized only and precisely according to Product Definitions; and (c) highlight associated risks that might occur in the Product Lifecycle.

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