Enable or Disable a Machine Learning Data Pattern

Learn how to configure a machine learning data pattern on SaaS Security API.
To improve detection rates for sensitive data in your organization, you can define the machine learning data pattern as match criteria to identify sensitive assets in your cloud apps and protect them from exposure. By default, the machine learning category is always enabled and is applied to all your cloud apps, but you can disable a machine learning data pattern.
SaaS Security API uses supervised machine learning algorithms to sort sensitive documents into Financial, Legal and Healthcare top-level categories for document classification and categorization. These top-level categories may contain documents that also classify into sub-categories, such as a financial accounting document classifies as a sub-category to the financial top-level category.
The Palo Alto Networks Data Science team collects large numbers of documents for each category that serve as the foundation for classification. The labeled data is then split into train, test, and verify data sets. The training data set is used to learn the classification model, the testing data set was used to tune the model, and the verification data set was used to evaluate the model.
Preprocessing the labeled training data generates features and the feature text is tokenized into n-gram words for processing to remove stop words, special characters, punctuations, etc. The classifier converts the features using a vector space model and generates a high-dimension document-feature matrix that identifies significant features to reduce the matrix dimension. For each significant feature, SaaS Security API computes a term frequency-inverse document frequency (TF-IDF) weight, and the weight is normalized to remove the effects due to different document lengths. At the end of the data preprocessing, labeled documents then transform into labeled feature vectors for feeding into supervised machine learning algorithms.
Snippets are not supported for machine learning data patterns; instead, the SaaS Security web interface displays the keywords that were flagged because of the machine learning data pattern.
  1. Verify that you have a SaaS Security account with Super Admin role or an Admin role with All Apps permissions.
  2. Select
    Settings
    Machine-learning Categories
    .
  3. Click on/off toggle, then
    Save
    .

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