How good is the Electricity benchmark for evaluating concept drift adaptation

There is an issue with testing adaptive classifiers on autocorrelated data, such as the Electricity dataset due to Harries, 1999. In such a case random change alarms may boost the accuracy figures. Hence, we cannot be sure if the adaptation is working well.

I wrote a note on the subject:

Indrė Žliobaitė,
Jan 17, 2013, 11:27 AM