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Table 4 The average correlation of the top-100 markers with the highest absolute correlation values to the trait under different encoding methods. We also show the percentage of the positively correlated features for the traditional encoding

From: Does encoding matter? A novel view on the quantitative genetic trait prediction problem

Data set Ordinal encoding Hybrid one Hybrid two Target-based
  (positive percentage)    encoding
Maize: Flint 1 TASS 0.4 0.41 0.41 0.43
Maize: Flint 2 DMC 0.35 0.37 0.37 0.38
Maize: Flint 3 DM_Yield 0.22 0.23 0.23 0.30
Maize: Dent 1 Tass 0.36 0.37 0.37 0.38
Maize: Dent 2 DMC 0.4 0.40 0.40 0.40
Maize: Dent 3 DM_Yield 0.32 0.33 0.33 0.34