Difference between revisions of "User:Gtompkin"

From statwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Related Work)
(Layer for Processing Missing Data)
Line 10: Line 10:
 
Currently, dealing with incomplete inputs in machine learning requires filling absent attributes based on complete, observed data. Two commonly used methods are mean imputation and k-NN imputation. Other methods for dealing with missing data involve training separate neural networks, extreme learning machines, and <math>k</math>-nearest neighbours. Probabilistic models of incomplete data can also be built depending on the mechanism missingness (i.e. whether the data is Missing At Random (MAR), Missing Completely At Random (MCAR), or Missing Not At Random (MNAR)), which can be fed into a particular learning model. Previous work using neural networks for missing data includes a paper by Bengio and Gringras [1] where the authors used recurrent neural networks with feedback into the input units to fill absent attributes solely to minimize the learning criterion. Goodfellow et. al. [2] also used neural networks by introducing a multi-prediction deep Boltzmann machine which could perform classification on data with missingness in the inputs.
 
Currently, dealing with incomplete inputs in machine learning requires filling absent attributes based on complete, observed data. Two commonly used methods are mean imputation and k-NN imputation. Other methods for dealing with missing data involve training separate neural networks, extreme learning machines, and <math>k</math>-nearest neighbours. Probabilistic models of incomplete data can also be built depending on the mechanism missingness (i.e. whether the data is Missing At Random (MAR), Missing Completely At Random (MCAR), or Missing Not At Random (MNAR)), which can be fed into a particular learning model. Previous work using neural networks for missing data includes a paper by Bengio and Gringras [1] where the authors used recurrent neural networks with feedback into the input units to fill absent attributes solely to minimize the learning criterion. Goodfellow et. al. [2] also used neural networks by introducing a multi-prediction deep Boltzmann machine which could perform classification on data with missingness in the inputs.
  
== Layer for Processing Missing Data ==  
+
== Layer for Processing Missing Data ==
  
 +
 +
Let <math>(x,J)<\math> represent a missing data point, where <math>x \in \R^D <\math>, and <math>J \subset {1,...,D} <\math> is a set of attributes with missing data.
  
 
== Theoretical Analysis  ==
 
== Theoretical Analysis  ==

Revision as of 12:48, 2 November 2020

Presented by

Grace Tompkins, Tatiana Krikella, Swaleh Hussain

Introduction

One of the fundamental challenges in machine learning in data science is dealing with missing and incomplete data. This paper proposes theoretically justified methodology for using incomplete data in neural networks, eliminating the need for direct completion of the data by imputation or other commonly used methods in existing literature. The authors propose identifying missing data points with a parametric density and then training it together with the rest of the network's parameters. The neuron's response at the first hidden layer is generalized by taking its expected value to process this probabilistic representation. This process is essentially calculating the average activation of the neuron over imputations drawn from the missing data's density. The proposed approach is advantageous as it has the ability to train neural networks using incomplete observations from datasets, which are ubiquitous in practice. This approach also requires minimal adjustments and modifications to existing architectures. Theoretical results of this study show that this process does not lead to a loss of information, while experimental results showed the practical uses of this methodology on several different types of networks.

Related Work

Currently, dealing with incomplete inputs in machine learning requires filling absent attributes based on complete, observed data. Two commonly used methods are mean imputation and k-NN imputation. Other methods for dealing with missing data involve training separate neural networks, extreme learning machines, and [math]k[/math]-nearest neighbours. Probabilistic models of incomplete data can also be built depending on the mechanism missingness (i.e. whether the data is Missing At Random (MAR), Missing Completely At Random (MCAR), or Missing Not At Random (MNAR)), which can be fed into a particular learning model. Previous work using neural networks for missing data includes a paper by Bengio and Gringras [1] where the authors used recurrent neural networks with feedback into the input units to fill absent attributes solely to minimize the learning criterion. Goodfellow et. al. [2] also used neural networks by introducing a multi-prediction deep Boltzmann machine which could perform classification on data with missingness in the inputs.

Layer for Processing Missing Data

Let <math>(x,J)<\math> represent a missing data point, where <math>x \in \R^D <\math>, and <math>J \subset {1,...,D} <\math> is a set of attributes with missing data.

Theoretical Analysis

Experimental Results

Conclusion

Critiques

References

[1] Yoshua Bengio and Francois Gingras. Recurrent neural networks for missing or asynchronous data. In Advances in neural information processing systems, pages 395–401, 1996.

[2] Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville. Deep learning. MIT press, 2016.