HTM Studio categorical data

Hi there,

I am new to HTM and currently playing with HTM Studio. Is it possible to use categorical data for HTM Studio? I have sequences of events and trying to find anomalies in those sequences.

Thank you very much!

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No, it It is possible to do anomaly detection on categorical data in HTM Studio because we designed it to be an example of scalar / temporal anomaly detection. It is possible to do alter the code to make it categorical, but that adventure is yours.

@rhyolight, thank you for your quick response. Would that be inherently wrong to try to encode events with numbers: eventA -> 10, eventB->20, etc. and then feed those artificial numbers to HTM Studio?

It might work, but certainly not as well as proper categories.