Question 5/13 v3 lecture 11

What is one way of handling a scenario where your model, during inference, might be run on instances of classes not included in the train set?


If you foresee this situation occuring, you could create a class 'OTHER' and populate it with something that would make sense, that could mimic well what you expect your model to exprience at test time. If your training set contains a lot of classes, good candidates for combining into the 'OTHER' class might be members of the least represented categories.

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