Imputation-Based Ensemble Techniques for Class Imbalance Learning
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
Class imbalance learning, ensembles learning, missing data imputation, oversampling
Correct classification of rare samples is a vital data mining task and of paramount importance in many research domains. This article mainly focuses on the development of the novel class-imbalance learning techniques, which make use of oversampling methods integrated with bagging and boosting ensembles. Two novel oversampling strategies based on the single and the multiple imputation methods are proposed. The proposed techniques aim to create useful synthetic minority class samples, similar to the original minority class samples, by estimation of missing values that are already induced in the minority class samples. The re-balanced datasets are then used to train base-learners of the ensemble algorithms. In addition, the proposed techniques are compared with the commonly used class imbalance learning methods in terms of three performance metrics including AUC, F-measure, and G-mean over several synthetic binary class datasets. The empirical results show that the proposed multiple imputation-based oversampling combined with bagging significantly outperforms other competitors.
Razavi-Far, Roozbeh; Farajzadeh-Zanajni, Maryam; Wang, Boyu; Saif, Mehrdad; and Chakrabarti, Shiladitya. (2021). Imputation-Based Ensemble Techniques for Class Imbalance Learning. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 33 (5), 1988-2001.