A New Large Scale SVM for Classification of Imbalanced Evolving Streams
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Classification from imbalanced evolving streams possesses a combined challenge of class imbalance and concept drift (CI-CD). However, the state of imbalance is dynamic, a kind of virtual concept drift. The imbalanced distributions and concept drift hinder the online learner’s performance as a combined or individual problem. A weighted hybrid online oversampling approach,”weighted online oversampling large scale support vector machine (WOOLASVM),” is proposed in this work to address this combined problem. The WOOLASVM is an SVM active learning approach with new boundary weighing strategies such as (i) dynamically oversampling the current boundary and (ii) dynamic weighing of the cost parameter of the SVM objective function. Thus at any time step, WOOLASVM maintains balanced class distributions so that the CI-CD problem does not hinder the online learner performance. Over extensive experiments on synthetic and real-world streams with the static and dynamic state of imbalance, the WOOLASVM exhibits better online classification performances than other state-of-the-art methods.