Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Is Overfitting a Word?

Wikipedia defines overfitting as occurring when a model describes random error or noise instead of the underlying relationship. And, yet, as I write this, the Blogger editor is telling me that "overfitting" is a spelling error. Shouldn't a nontrivial Wikipedia page be enough to confirm that "overfitting" is, in fact, a correct spelling? 'course, I know from experience that this sort of question is easy to state but difficult to resolve properly...

1 comment:

  1. It seems more to do with the spellchecker that the blogger is using. I think that using "over-fitting" will satisfy the user as well as blogger.
    P.S.: The spellchecker are obviously over-fitted for the wordlist they are trained for. (My spellchecker even gave error on "wordlist") :)