1.0 - 8.00 - TextChunker Example 2: SentenceExtractor and POSTagger Output as Input - Teradata Vantage

Teradata® Vantage Machine Learning Engine Analytic Function Reference

Teradata Vantage
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Release Date
May 2019
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)


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1 Decision Trees Decision tree learning uses a decision tree as a predictive model which maps observations about an item to conclusions about the items target value. It is one of the predictive modelling approaches used in statistics, data mining and machine learning. Tree models where the target variable can take a finite set of values are called classification trees. In these tree structures, leaves represent class labels and branches represent conjunctions of features that lead to those class labels. Decision trees where the target variable can take continuous values (typically real numbers) are called regression trees.
2 Simple Regression In statistics, simple linear regression is the least squares estimator of a linear regression model with a single explanatory variable. In other words, simple linear regression fits a straight line through the set of n points in such a way that makes the sum of squared residuals of the model (that is, vertical distances between the points of the data set and the fitted line) as small as possible.
3 Logistic Regression Logistic regression was developed by statistician David Cox in 1958[2][3] (although much work was done in the single independent variable case almost two decades earlier). The binary logistic model is used to estimate the probability of a binary response based on one or more predictor (or independent) variables (features). As such it is not a classification method. It could be called a qualitative response/discrete choice model in the terminology of economics.
4 Cluster analysis Cluster analysis or clustering is the task of grouping a set of objects in such a way that objects in the same group (called a cluster) are more similar (in some sense or another) to each other than to those in other groups (clusters). It is a main task of exploratory data mining, and a common technique for statistical data analysis, used in many fields, including machine learning, pattern recognition, image analysis, information retrieval, and bioinformatics. Cluster analysis itself is not one specific algorithm, but the general task to solve. It can be achieved by various algorithms that differ significantly in their notion of what constitutes a cluster and how to efficiently find them.
5 Association rule learning Association rule learning is a method for discovering interesting relations between variables in large databases. It is intended to identify strong rules discovered in databases using different measures of interestingness. Based on the concept of strong rules, Rakesh Agrawal et al.[2] introduced association rules for discovering regularities between products in large-scale transaction data recorded by point-of-sale (POS) systems in supermarkets. For example, the rule {onions, potatoes} => {burger} found in the sales data of a supermarket would indicate that if a customer buys onions and potatoes together, they are likely to also buy hamburger meat.

SQL Call

TextChunker requires each sentence to have a unique identifier, and the input to TextChunker must be partitioned by that identifier.

SELECT * FROM TextChunker (
    ON (SELECT paraid*1000+sentence_sn AS sentence_id, sentence FROM SentenceExtractor (
      ON paragraphs_input
      TextColumn ('paratext')
      Accumulate ('paraid')
    ) AS dt1 )
    TextColumn ('sentence')
    Accumulate ('sentence_id')
  ) AS dt2 ) PARTITION BY sentence_id ORDER BY word_sn
  WordColumn ('word')
  POSColumn ('pos_tag')
)  AS dt ;


partition_key chunk_sn chunk chunk_tag
1001 1 Decision tree learning NP
1001 2 uses VP
1001 3 a decision tree NP
1001 4 as PP
1001 5 a predictive model NP
1001 6 which NP
1001 7 maps VP
1001 8 observations NP
1001 9 about PP
1001 10 an item NP
1001 11 to PP
1001 12 conclusions NP
1001 13 about PP
1001 14 the items target value NP
1001 15 . O
1002 1 It NP
1002 2 is VP
1002 3 one NP
1002 4 of PP
1002 5 the predictive modelling approaches NP
1002 6 used VP
1002 7 in PP
1002 8 statistics , data mining and machine learning NP
1002 9 . O
1003 1 Tree models NP
1003 2 where ADVP
1003 3 the target variable NP
1003 4 can take VP
1003 5 a finite set NP
1003 6 of PP
1003 7 values NP
1003 8 are called VP
1003 9 classification trees NP
1003 10 . O
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