Artifact in Archaeology
In Archaeology, Artifact is every object created or given shape by a human. For example, it can be a tool or a work of art.
Artifact in Machine Learning
In Machine Learning, Artifact is a term used to describe an output of a process. It is every object created or given shape by a machine.
It is mostly used in a Machine Learning Pipeline where we have processes that are executed one after the other.
For example, in a process of Data preprocessing, artifact is a preprocessed dataset. In a process of a Model training, artifact is a model and so on and so forth. These artifacts (outputs) may be used as inputs for the next process.
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References and Image Sources
- Artifacts (no date) National Geographic Society. Available at: https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/artifacts (Accessed: October 16, 2022).
- Artifact (archaeology) (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artifact_(archaeology) (Accessed: October 16, 2022).
- Image source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/Mycenaean_stirrup_vase_Louvre_AO19201.jpg/220px-Mycenaean_stirrup_vase_Louvre_AO19201.jpg
- Image source: https://victorzhou.com/media/nn-series/network.svg