WTEN: An Advanced Coupled Tensor Factorization Strategy for Learning from Imbalanced Data

Springer International Publishing
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Conference Proceeding
Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2016, 2016, 10041 pp. 537 - 552
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Learning from imbalanced and sparse data in multi-mode and high-dimensional tensor formats efficiently is a significant problem in data mining research. On one hand, Coupled Tensor Factorization (CTF) has become one of the most popular methods for joint analysis of heterogeneous sparse data generated from different sources. On the other hand, techniques such as sampling, cost-sensitive learning, etc. have been applied to many supervised learning models to handle imbalanced data. This research focuses on studying the effectiveness of combining advantages of both CTF and imbalanced data learning techniques for missing entry prediction, especially for entries with rare class labels. Importantly, we have also investigated the implication of joint analysis of the main tensor and extra information. One of our major goals is to design a robust weighting strategy for CTF to be able to not only effectively recover missing entries but also perform well when the entries are associated with imbalanced labels. Experiments on both real and synthetic datasets show that our approach outperforms existing CTF algorithms on imbalanced data.
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