Classification and Novel Class Detection in Data Streams with Active Mining

We present ActMiner, which addresses four major challenges to data stream classification, namely, infinite length, concept-drift, concept-evolution, and limited labeled data. Most of the existing data stream classification techniques address only the infinite length and concept-drift problems. Our previous work, MineClass, addresses the concept-evolution problem in addition to addressing the infinite length and concept-drift problems. Concept-evolution occurs in the stream when novel classes arrive. However, most of the existing data stream classification techniques, including MineClass, require that all the instances in a data stream be labeled by human experts and become available for training. This assumption is impractical, since data labeling is both time consuming and costly. Therefore, it is impossible to label a majority of the data points in a high-speed data stream. This scarcity of labeled data naturally leads to poorly trained classifiers. ActMiner actively selects only those data points for labeling for which the expected classification error is high. Therefore, ActMiner extends MineClass, and addresses the limited labeled data problem in addition to addressing the other three problems. It outperforms the state-of-the-art data stream classification techniques that use ten times or more labeled data than ActMiner.
Date: June 21, 2010
Book Title: Proc. 2010 Pacific-Asia Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD'10)
Type: InProceedings
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@InProceedings{Classification_and_Novel_Class_Detection,
  author = "Mohammad Masud and Jing Gao and Latifur Khan and Jiawei Han and Xiaohu Li",
  title = "{Classification and Novel Class Detection in Data Streams with Active Mining}",
  month = "June",
  year = "2010",
  booktitle = "Proc. 2010 Pacific-Asia Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD'10)",
}