One key issue is information leakage, and we discuss its definition, influence, detection and avoidance. We consider leakage to be the silent killer of many predictive modeling projects, and we demonstrate its impact on the competitions, and discuss the challenges in addressing it in the real-life projects. Other challenges include framing real-life modeling objectives into predictive modeling, and usefully applying relational learning concepts when modeling “real-life” complex, relational datasets.
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