Lacking Labels in the Stream: Classifying Evolving Stream Data with Few Labels
- Cite this paper as:
- Woolam C., Masud M.M., Khan L. (2009) Lacking Labels in the Stream: Classifying Evolving Stream Data with Few Labels. In: Rauch J., Raś Z.W., Berka P., Elomaa T. (eds) Foundations of Intelligent Systems. ISMIS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5722. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper outlines a data stream classification technique that addresses the problem of insufficient and biased labeled data. It is practical to assume that only a small fraction of instances in the stream are labeled. A more practical assumption would be that the labeled data may not be independently distributed among all training documents. How can we ensure that a good classification model would be built in these scenarios, considering that the data stream also has evolving nature? In our previous work we applied semi-supervised clustering to build classification models using limited amount of labeled training data. However, it assumed that the data to be labeled should be chosen randomly. In our current work, we relax this assumption, and propose a label propagation framework for data streams that can build good classification models even if the data are not labeled randomly. Comparison with state-of-the-art stream classification techniques on synthetic and benchmark real data proves the effectiveness of our approach.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.