Towards Non-Parametric Drift Detection via Dynamic Adapting Window Independence Drift Detection (DAWIDD)

Fabian Hinder, André Artelt, Barbara Hammer
Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 119:4249-4259, 2020.

Abstract

The notion of concept drift refers to the phenomenon that the distribution, which is underlying the observed data, changes over time; as a consequence machine learning models may become inaccurate and need adjustment. Many online learning schemes include drift detection to actively detect and react to observed changes. Yet, reliable drift detection constitutes a challenging problem in particular in the context of high dimensional data, varying drift characteristics, and the absence of a parametric model such as a classification scheme which reflects the drift. In this paper we present a novel concept drift detection method, Dynamic Adapting Window Independence Drift Detection (DAWIDD), which aims for non-parametric drift detection of diverse drift characteristics. For this purpose, we establish a mathematical equivalence of the presence of drift to the dependency of specific random variables in an according drift process. This allows us to rely on independence tests rather than parametric models or the classification loss, resulting in a fairly robust scheme to universally detect different types of drift, as it is also confirmed in experiments.

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BibTeX
@InProceedings{pmlr-v119-hinder20a, title = {Towards Non-Parametric Drift Detection via Dynamic Adapting Window Independence Drift Detection ({DAWIDD})}, author = {Hinder, Fabian and Artelt, Andr{\'e} and Hammer, Barbara}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning}, pages = {4249--4259}, year = {2020}, editor = {III, Hal Daumé and Singh, Aarti}, volume = {119}, series = {Proceedings of Machine Learning Research}, month = {13--18 Jul}, publisher = {PMLR}, pdf = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/v119/hinder20a/hinder20a.pdf}, url = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/v119/hinder20a.html}, abstract = {The notion of concept drift refers to the phenomenon that the distribution, which is underlying the observed data, changes over time; as a consequence machine learning models may become inaccurate and need adjustment. Many online learning schemes include drift detection to actively detect and react to observed changes. Yet, reliable drift detection constitutes a challenging problem in particular in the context of high dimensional data, varying drift characteristics, and the absence of a parametric model such as a classification scheme which reflects the drift. In this paper we present a novel concept drift detection method, Dynamic Adapting Window Independence Drift Detection (DAWIDD), which aims for non-parametric drift detection of diverse drift characteristics. For this purpose, we establish a mathematical equivalence of the presence of drift to the dependency of specific random variables in an according drift process. This allows us to rely on independence tests rather than parametric models or the classification loss, resulting in a fairly robust scheme to universally detect different types of drift, as it is also confirmed in experiments.} }
Endnote
%0 Conference Paper %T Towards Non-Parametric Drift Detection via Dynamic Adapting Window Independence Drift Detection (DAWIDD) %A Fabian Hinder %A André Artelt %A Barbara Hammer %B Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning %C Proceedings of Machine Learning Research %D 2020 %E Hal Daumé III %E Aarti Singh %F pmlr-v119-hinder20a %I PMLR %P 4249--4259 %U http://proceedings.mlr.press/v119/hinder20a.html %V 119 %X The notion of concept drift refers to the phenomenon that the distribution, which is underlying the observed data, changes over time; as a consequence machine learning models may become inaccurate and need adjustment. Many online learning schemes include drift detection to actively detect and react to observed changes. Yet, reliable drift detection constitutes a challenging problem in particular in the context of high dimensional data, varying drift characteristics, and the absence of a parametric model such as a classification scheme which reflects the drift. In this paper we present a novel concept drift detection method, Dynamic Adapting Window Independence Drift Detection (DAWIDD), which aims for non-parametric drift detection of diverse drift characteristics. For this purpose, we establish a mathematical equivalence of the presence of drift to the dependency of specific random variables in an according drift process. This allows us to rely on independence tests rather than parametric models or the classification loss, resulting in a fairly robust scheme to universally detect different types of drift, as it is also confirmed in experiments.
APA
Hinder, F., Artelt, A. & Hammer, B.. (2020). Towards Non-Parametric Drift Detection via Dynamic Adapting Window Independence Drift Detection (DAWIDD). Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning, in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research 119:4249-4259 Available from http://proceedings.mlr.press/v119/hinder20a.html.

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