I am editing a paper on machine learning techniques employed to predict study outcomes and I am not sure if the machine learning techniques should be capitlized or not. Consider the following examples:
Of all presented decision trees, the Bagging Random Forest, which is a combination of the random forest and bagging, achieved the highest forecasting accuracy in predicting study outcomes. Accordingly, the Bagging Random Forest will be used in the Adaptive Boosting algorithm - and not all decision tree algorithms presented above. The results of all presented decision trees in comparison can be found in Tables 5a and 5b.
I've read different rules on nouns and proper nouns, and I know the general rule; unfortunately, I find that the English language is riddled with inconsistencies (in practice). Eg. 'pine' is the name of a type of tree, as such it is a proper noun, but I have never seen it--mid-sentence--capitlized.