Deep Hashing refers to the use of deep learning techniques, particularly deep neural networks, to learn effective hash functions. In traditional hashing methods, the hash function is often designed manually or based on simple algorithms. In deep hashing, the hash function is learned from data using deep neural networks. This approach is especially relevant in scenarios where the data has complex structures, and traditional hashing methods may not capture the underlying patterns well.

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Deep Unsupervised Binary Coding Networks for Multivariate Time Series Retrieval

Deep Unsupervised Binary Coding Networks for Multivariate Time Series Retrieval Multivariate time series data are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in varies real-world applications such as smart city, power plant monitoring, wearable devices, etc. Given the current time series segment, how to retrieve similar segments within the historical data in an efficient and effective manner is becoming increasingly important. As it can facilitate underlying applications such as system status identification, anomaly detection, etc. Despite the fact that various binary coding techniques can be applied to this task, few of them are specially designed for multivariate time series data in an unsupervised setting. To this end, we present Deep Unsupervised Binary Coding Networks (DUBCNs) to perform multivariate time series retrieval. DUBCNs employ the Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) encoder-decoder framework to capture the temporal dynamics within the input segment and consist of three key components, i.e., a temporal encoding mechanism to capture the temporal order of different segments within a mini-batch, a clustering loss on the hidden feature space to capture the hidden feature structure, and an adversarial loss based upon Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to enhance the generalization capability of the generated binary codes. Thoroughly empirical studies on three public datasets demonstrated that the proposed DUBCNs can outperform state-of-the-art unsupervised binary coding techniques.