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HIGGS Data Set
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Abstract: This is a classification problem to distinguish between a signal process which produces Higgs bosons and a background process which does not.

Data Set Characteristics:  

N/A

Number of Instances:

11000000

Area:

Physical

Attribute Characteristics:

Real

Number of Attributes:

28

Date Donated

2014-02-12

Associated Tasks:

Classification

Missing Values?

N/A

Number of Web Hits:

44417


Source:

Daniel Whiteson daniel '@' uci.edu, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of California Irvine


Data Set Information:

The data has been produced using Monte Carlo simulations. The first 21 features (columns 2-22) are kinematic properties measured by the particle detectors in the accelerator. The last seven features are functions of the first 21 features; these are high-level features derived by physicists to help discriminate between the two classes. There is an interest in using deep learning methods to obviate the need for physicists to manually develop such features. Benchmark results using Bayesian Decision Trees from a standard physics package and 5-layer neural networks are presented in the original paper. The last 500,000 examples are used as a test set.


Attribute Information:

The first column is the class label (1 for signal, 0 for background), followed by the 28 features (21 low-level features then 7 high-level features): lepton pT, lepton eta, lepton phi, missing energy magnitude, missing energy phi, jet 1 pt, jet 1 eta, jet 1 phi, jet 1 b-tag, jet 2 pt, jet 2 eta, jet 2 phi, jet 2 b-tag, jet 3 pt, jet 3 eta, jet 3 phi, jet 3 b-tag, jet 4 pt, jet 4 eta, jet 4 phi, jet 4 b-tag, m_jj, m_jjj, m_lv, m_jlv, m_bb, m_wbb, m_wwbb. For more detailed information about each feature see the original paper.


Relevant Papers:

Baldi, P., P. Sadowski, and D. Whiteson. “Searching for Exotic Particles in High-energy Physics with Deep Learning.” Nature Communications 5 (July 2, 2014).



Citation Request:

Baldi, P., P. Sadowski, and D. Whiteson. “Searching for Exotic Particles in High-energy Physics with Deep Learning.” Nature Communications 5 (July 2, 2014).


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