What is wrong with TargetEncoder from category_encoders? This article is in continuation of my previous article that explained how target encoding actually works.
This article is in continuation of my previous article that explained how target encoding actually works. The article explained the encoding method on a binary classification task through theory and an example, and how category-encoders library gives incorrect results for multi-class target. This article shows when TargetEncoder _of category_encoders fails, gives a snip of the theory behind encoding multi-class target, _and provides the correct code, along with an example.
Look at this data. Color is a feature, and Target is well... target. Our aim is to encode Color based on Target.
Let’s do the usual target encoding on this.
import category_encoders as ce ce.TargetEncoder(smoothing=0).fit_transform(df.Color,df.Target)
Hmm, that doesn’t look right, does it? All the colors were replaced with 1. Why? Because TargetEncoder takes mean of all the Target values for each color, instead of probability.
All About Target Encoding For Classification Tasks: Setting Context To Implement Target Encoding For Multi-Class Classification. Recently I did a project wherein the target was multi-class.
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