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  • verb Present participle of overfit.
  • noun The action of the verb overfit


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  • "In statistics, overfitting is fitting a statistical model that has too many parameters. An absurd and false model may fit perfectly if the model has enough complexity by comparison to the amount of data available. Overfitting is generally recognized to be a violation of Occam's razor."


    August 20, 2008

  • Did you read an article yesterday about overfitting? It's enough to make a person trained in statistics cry.

    August 21, 2008

  • "Did you by any chance mean overfishing?"

    May 8, 2013