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Evaluation of sampling methods for learning from imbalanced data

Goel, G, Maguire, L, Li, Y and McLoone, S 2013, 'Evaluation of sampling methods for learning from imbalanced data' , in: Intelligent Computing Theories : 9th International Conference, ICIC 2013, Nanning, China, July 28-31, 2013, Proceedings , Lecture Notes in Computer Science (7995) , Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 392-401.

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Abstract

The problem of learning from imbalanced data is of critical importance in a large number of application domains and can be a bottleneck in the performance of various conventional learning methods that assume the data distribution to be balanced. The class imbalance problem corresponds to dealing with the situation where one class massively outnumbers the other. The imbalance between majority and minority would lead machine learning to be biased and produce unreliable outcomes if the imbalanced data is used directly. There has been increasing interest in this research area and a number of algorithms have been developed. However, independent evaluation of the algorithms is limited. This paper aims at evaluating the performance of five representative data sampling methods namely SMOTE, ADASYN, BorderlineSMOTE, SMOTETomek and RUSBoost that deal with class imbalance problems. A comparative study is conducted and the performance of each method is critically analysed in terms of assessment metrics.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Huang, D, Bevilacqua, V, Figueroa, JC and Premaratne, P
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN: 9783642394782
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Yuhua Li
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 12:25
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 18:18
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33107

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