Is it ethical and academically (or otherwise) acceptable to publish a new dataset, derived from an existing, well cited dataset?
The only novelty in this case are:
- Newly computed features (based on published work), not currently part of the dataset
- Data re-organisation, not existing previously, that aims to standardize partitioning of the dataset
The dataset in question pertains to Machine Learning.
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Update: The only reason I wish to publish my version is to provide an option of common grounds for paper-methodology comparison. Currently, every author prepares his/her own desired subset and publishes the ML task results. This makes it extremely difficult to compare the papers or sometimes even simple reproducibility.
My proposed subset will be a standardized subset that every one can use directly and will help in comparison across papers.