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Yang, Mao


TextNAS: A Neural Architecture Search Space tailored for Text Representation

arXiv.org Machine Learning

Learning text representation is crucial for text classification and other language related tasks. There are a diverse set of text representation networks in the literature, and how to find the optimal one is a non-trivial problem. Recently, the emerging Neural Architecture Search (NAS) techniques have demonstrated good potential to solve the problem. Nevertheless, most of the existing works of NAS focus on the search algorithms and pay little attention to the search space. In this paper, we argue that the search space is also an important human prior to the success of NAS in different applications. Thus, we propose a novel search space tailored for text representation. Through automatic search, the discovered network architecture outperforms state-of-the-art models on various public datasets on text classification and natural language inference tasks. Furthermore, some of the design principles found in the automatic network agree well with human intuition.


Time-Series Anomaly Detection Service at Microsoft

arXiv.org Machine Learning

Large companies need to monitor various metrics (for example, Page Views and Revenue) of their applications and services in real time. At Microsoft, we develop a time-series anomaly detection service which helps customers to monitor the time-series continuously and alert for potential incidents on time. In this paper, we introduce the pipeline and algorithm of our anomaly detection service, which is designed to be accurate, efficient and general. The pipeline consists of three major modules, including data ingestion, experimentation platform and online compute. To tackle the problem of time-series anomaly detection, we propose a novel algorithm based on Spectral Residual (SR) and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). Our work is the first attempt to borrow the SR model from visual saliency detection domain to time-series anomaly detection. Moreover, we innovatively combine SR and CNN together to improve the performance of SR model. Our approach achieves superior experimental results compared with state-of-the-art baselines on both public datasets and Microsoft production data.


V-CNN: When Convolutional Neural Network encounters Data Visualization

arXiv.org Machine Learning

In recent years, deep learning poses a deep technical revolution in almost every field and attracts great attentions from industry and academia. Especially, the convolutional neural network (CNN), one representative model of deep learning, achieves great successes in computer vision and natural language processing. However, simply or blindly applying CNN to the other fields results in lower training effects or makes it quite difficult to adjust the model parameters. In this poster, we propose a general methodology named V-CNN by introducing data visualizing for CNN. V-CNN introduces a data visualization model prior to CNN modeling to make sure the data after processing is fit for the features of images as well as CNN modeling. We apply V-CNN to the network intrusion detection problem based on a famous practical dataset: AWID. Simulation results confirm V-CNN significantly outperforms other studies and the recall rate of each invasion category is more than 99.8%.