Pattern Discovery from Time Series Using Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Map

  • Shiyuan Liu
  • Li Lu
  • Guanglan Liao
  • Jianping Xuan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4232)


Pattern discovery from time series is an important task in many applications. The unsupervised self-organizing map (SOM) has been widely used in data mining as well as in time series knowledge discovery. However, the traditional SOM has two main limitations: the static architecture and the lacking ability for the representing of hierarchical relations of the data. To overcome these limitations the growing hierarchical self-organizing map (GHSOM) is used to analyze time series in this paper. The experiments conducted on several data sets confirm that the GHSOM can form an adaptive architecture, which grows in size and depth during its training process, thus to unfold the hierarchical structure of the analyzed time series data. It is expected that this method will be effective and efficient to implement and will provide a useful practical tool for pattern discovery from large time series databases.


Time Series Data Failure Detection Pattern Discovery Multivariate Time Series Hierarchical Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiyuan Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Li Lu
    • 1
  • Guanglan Liao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianping Xuan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical Science and EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhan, HubeiChina
  2. 2.Division of Optoelectronic Materials and Micro-nano ManufactureWuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsWuhan, HubeiChina

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