Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
Independent Variable: The classical term for an input variable.
Input Variable: The variables of a dataset that are generally measurable or preset, and used as the input to the modelling and mining. It is synonymous with the statistical term predictor and the classical term independent variable. See also Output Variable.
Interestingness: A measure used to rank or filter discoveries, particularly in the context of the often overwhelming number of discoveries that typical data mining tools present the user, with example measures including support, confidence, lift, and leverage. See also subjective interestingness, objective interestingness.