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Enhancing classification performance of multi-class imbalanced data using the OAA-DB algorithm

Jeatrakul, P. and Wong, K.W. (2012) Enhancing classification performance of multi-class imbalanced data using the OAA-DB algorithm. In: Annual International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2012, 10 - 15 June, Brisbane, Australia pp. 1-8.

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In data classification, the problem of imbalanced class distribution has attracted many attentions. Most efforts have used to investigate the problem mainly for binary classification. However, research solutions for the imbalanced data on binary-class problems are not directly applicable to multi-class applications. Therefore, it is a challenge to handle the multi-class problem with imbalanced data in order to obtain satisfactory results. This problem can indirectly affect how human visualise the data. In this paper, an algorithm named One-Against-All with Data Balancing (OAA-DB) is developed to enhance the classification performance in the case of the multi-class imbalanced data. This algorithm is developed by combining the multi-binary classification technique called One-Against-All (OAA) and a data balancing technique. In the experiment, the three multi-class imbalanced data sets used were obtained from the University of California Irvine (UCI) machine learning repository. The results show that the OAA-DB algorithm can enhance the classification performance for the multi-class imbalanced data without reducing the overall classification accuracy.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2012 IEEE
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