Ordinal Quadruplet: Retrieval of Missing Labels in Ordinal Time Series

Publication Date: 1/24/2022

Event: arXiv

Reference: https://arxiv.org/abs/2201.09907

Authors: Jurijs Nazarovs, University of Wisconsin, Cristian Lumezanu, Meta, Yuncong Chen, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., Takehiko Mizoguchi, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., Dongjin Song, University of Connecticut, Haifeng Chen, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

Abstract: In this paper, we propose an ordered time series classification framework that is robust against missing classes in the training data, i.e., during testing we can prescribe classes that are missing during training. This framework relies on two main components: (1) our newly proposed ordinal quadruplet loss, which forces the model to learn latent representation while preserving the ordinal relation among labels, (2) testing procedure, which utilizes the property of latent representation (order preservation). We conduct experiments based on real world multivariate time series data and show the significant improvement in the prediction of missing labels even with 40% of the classes are missing from training. Compared with the well known triplet loss optimization augmented with interpolation for missing information, in some cases, we nearly double the accuracy.

Publication Link: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2201.09907.pdf