# Predictive Model Creation Task

A Predictive Model Creation Task is a software creation task that creates a predictive model structure.

**Context:**- It can (often) be associated to a Predictive Model Evaluation Task.
- It can be solved by a Predictive Model Creation System (that applies a predictive model creation algorithm).
- It can range from being an Ad-hoc Predictive Model Creation Task to being a Formal Predictive Model Creation Task (such as a repeatable predictrive model creation task).

**Example(s):****Counter-Example(s):****See:**Learning Task, Inductive Reasoning, Estimation Task, Predictive Analytics.

## References

### 2018

- (Wikipedia, 2018) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictive_modelling Retrieved:2018-2-20.
**Predictive modeling**uses statistics to predict outcomes. Most often the event one wants to predict is in the future, but predictive modelling can be applied to any type of unknown event, regardless of when it occurred. For example, predictive models are often used to detect crimes and identify suspects, after the crime has taken place.In many cases the model is chosen on the basis of detection theory to try to guess the probability of an outcome given a set amount of input data, for example given an email determining how likely that it is spam.

Models can use one or more classifiers in trying to determine the probability of a set of data belonging to another set, say spam or 'ham'.

Depending on definitional boundaries, predictive modelling is synonymous with, or largely overlapping with, the field of machine learning, as it is more commonly referred to in academic or research and development contexts. When deployed commercially, predictive modelling is often referred to as predictive analytics.