Classification of Univariate Time Series via Temporal Abstraction and Deep Learning

Nevo Itzhak, Shahar Tal, Hadas Cohen, Osher Daniel, Roze Kopylov, Robert Moskovitch

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Abstract

Many time series classification algorithms have been proposed, including deep neural networks based, which so far focused mainly on improving model architectures rather than on data pre-processing. Generalization is crucial in time series classification and it can be achieved by abstracting the data. Data abstraction may also be useful to avoid handling challenges with error measurements, missing values, and irregular sampling. We propose transforming the raw time series into a symbolic time series representation, using a method known as temporal abstraction, before feeding it to the deep neural networks. This transformation can greatly enhance generalization and may potentially improve classification performance. In particular, we investigate the effectiveness of temporal abstraction when combined with convolution-based sequence models or recurrent neural networks. The methods were evaluated on 128 univariate datasets. Our evaluation shows that even when using equal frequency discretization, a relatively simple method, outperforms most state-of-the-art deep neural networks' performance for univariate time series classification when fed by raw time series.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2022
EditorsShusaku Tsumoto, Yukio Ohsawa, Lei Chen, Dirk Van den Poel, Xiaohua Hu, Yoichi Motomura, Takuya Takagi, Lingfei Wu, Ying Xie, Akihiro Abe, Vijay Raghavan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1260-1265
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665480451
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2022 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 17 Dec 202220 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period17/12/2220/12/22

Keywords

  • classification
  • temporal abstraction
  • time series

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Control and Optimization

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