HIGGS Background Events for Machine Learning

2015-02-23T15:47:14Z (GMT) by Tim Head
<p>Background (y=0) events from the first one million events in the HIGGS machine learning dataset at: http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/HIGGS</p> <p> </p> <p>The data has been produced using Monte Carlo simulations. The first 21 features (columns 2-22) are kinematic properties measured by the particle detectors in the accelerator. The last seven features are functions of the first 21 features; these are high-level features derived by physicists to help discriminate between the two classes. There is an interest in using deep learning methods to obviate the need for physicists to manually develop such features.</p> <p> </p> <p>Benchmark results using Bayesian Decision Trees from a standard physics package and 5-layer neural networks are presented in a paper here: http://rdcu.be/cb58.</p> <p> </p> <p>In the Nature paper the full dataset was used, not just hte first 1million which were uploaded here.</p>