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Multi-Class Imbalanced Classification - AnalyticsWeek


Imbalanced classification are those prediction tasks where the distribution of examples across class labels is not equal. Most imbalanced classification examples focus on binary classification tasks, yet many of the tools and techniques for imbalanced classification also directly support multi-class classification problems. In this tutorial, you will discover how to use the tools of imbalanced classification with a multi-class dataset. Multi-Class Imbalanced Classification Photo by istolethetv, some rights reserved. In this tutorial, we will focus on the standard imbalanced multi-class classification problem referred to as "Glass Identification" or simply "glass."

A Complete guide to Understand Classification in Machine Learning


Machine learning is connected with the field of education related to algorithms which continuously keeps on learning from various examples and then applying them to real-world problems. Classification is a task of Machine Learning which assigns a label value to a specific class and then can identify a particular type to be of one kind or another. The most basic example can be of the mail spam filtration system where one can classify a mail as either "spam" or "not spam". You will encounter multiple types of classification challenges and there exist some specific approaches for the type of model that might be used for each challenge. Classification usually refers to any kind of problem where a specific type of class label is the result to be predicted from the given input field of data.

Incremental Robot Learning of New Objects with Fixed Update Time Machine Learning

We consider object recognition in the context of lifelong learning, where a robotic agent learns to discriminate between a growing number of object classes as it accumulates experience about the environment. We propose an incremental variant of the Regularized Least Squares for Classification (RLSC) algorithm, and exploit its structure to seamlessly add new classes to the learned model. The presented algorithm addresses the problem of having an unbalanced proportion of training examples per class, which occurs when new objects are presented to the system for the first time. We evaluate our algorithm on both a machine learning benchmark dataset and two challenging object recognition tasks in a robotic setting. Empirical evidence shows that our approach achieves comparable or higher classification performance than its batch counterpart when classes are unbalanced, while being significantly faster.

catch22: CAnonical Time-series CHaracteristics Machine Learning

Capturing the dynamical properties of time series concisely as interpretable feature vectors can enable efficient clustering and classification for time-series applications across science and industry. Selecting an appropriate feature-based representation of time series for a given application can be achieved through systematic comparison across a comprehensive time-series feature library, such as those in the hctsa toolbox. However, this approach is computationally expensive and involves evaluating many similar features, limiting the widespread adoption of feature-based representations of time series for real-world applications. In this work, we introduce a method to infer small sets of time-series features that (i) exhibit strong classification performance across a given collection of time-series problems, and (ii) are minimally redundant. Applying our method to a set of 93 time-series classification datasets (containing over 147000 time series) and using a filtered version of the hctsa feature library (4791 features), we introduce a generically useful set of 22 CAnonical Time-series CHaracteristics, catch22. This dimensionality reduction, from 4791 to 22, is associated with an approximately 1000-fold reduction in computation time and near linear scaling with time-series length, despite an average reduction in classification accuracy of just 7%. catch22 captures a diverse and interpretable signature of time series in terms of their properties, including linear and non-linear autocorrelation, successive differences, value distributions and outliers, and fluctuation scaling properties. We provide an efficient implementation of catch22, accessible from many programming environments, that facilitates feature-based time-series analysis for scientific, industrial, financial and medical applications using a common language of interpretable time-series properties.

Impact of target class proportions on accuracy of classification


Let us say you are trying to predict which visitors to your website would buy a product. You collect historical data about the visitor's characteristics and actions and also whether they brought something or not. This is the model building data set. The "Buy Decision" variable becomes the target variable we are trying to predict. It has two possible values - "yes" and "no".