Features spaces and a learning system for structural-temporal data, and their application on a use case of real-time communication network validation data

Guido Schwenk, Ben Jochinke, Klaus Robert Müller

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The service quality and system dependability of real-time communication networks strongly depends on the analysis of monitored data, to identify concrete problems and their causes. Many of these can be described by either their structural or temporal properties, or a combination of both. As current research is short of approaches sufficiently addressing both properties simultaneously, we propose a new feature space specifically suited for this task, which we analyze for its theoretical properties and its practical relevance. We evaluate its classification performance when used on real-world data sets of structural-temporal mobile communication data, and compare it to the performance achieved of feature representations used in related work. For this purpose we propose a system which allows the automatic detection and prediction of classes of pre-defined sequence behavior, greatly reducing costs caused by the otherwise required manual analysis. With our proposed feature spaces this system achieves a precision of more than 93% at recall values of 100%, with an up to 6.7% higher effective recall than otherwise similarly performing alternatives, notably outperforming alternative deep learning, kernel learning and ensemble learning approaches of related work. Furthermore the supported system calibration allows separating reliable from unreliable predictions more effectively, which is highly relevant for any practical application.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0228434
JournalPloS one
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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