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Online Ensemble Learning of Data Streams with Gradually Evolved Classes
journal contributionposted on 2016-02-16, 11:35 authored by Y. Sun, K. Tang, Leandro Lei Minku, S. Wang, X. Yao
Class evolution, the phenomenon of class emergence and disappearance, is an important research topic for data stream mining. All previous studies implicitly regard class evolution as a transient change, which is not true for many real-world problems. This paper concerns the scenario where classes emerge or disappear gradually. A class-based ensemble approach, namely Class-Based ensemble for Class Evolution (CBCE), is proposed. By maintaining a base learner for each class and dynamically updating the base learners with new data, CBCE can rapidly adjust to class evolution. A novel under-sampling method for the base learners is also proposed to handle the dynamic class-imbalance problem caused by the gradual evolution of classes. Empirical studies demonstrate the effectiveness of CBCE in various class evolution scenarios in comparison to existing class evolution adaptation methods.
CitationIEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2016, 28 (6), pp. 1532-1545
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Computer Science
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