Random mixed field model for mixed-attribute data restoration

Qiang Li, Wei Bian, Richard Yi Da Xu, Jia You, Dacheng Tao

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Noisy and incomplete data restoration is a critical preprocessing step in developing effective learning algorithms, which targets to reduce the effect of noise and missing values in data. By utilizing attribute correlations and/or instance similarities, various techniques have been developed for data denoising and imputation tasks. However, current existing data restoration methods are either specifically designed for a particular task, or incapable of dealing with mixed-attribute data. In this paper, we develop a new probabilistic model to provide a general and principled method for restoring mixed-attribute data. The main contributions of this study are twofold: A) a unified generative model, utilizing a generic random mixed field (RMF) prior, is designed to exploit mixedattribute correlations; and b) a structured mean-field variational approach is proposed to solve the challenging inference problem of simultaneous denoising and imputation. We evaluate our method by classification experiments on both synthetic data and real benchmark datasets. Experiments demonstrate, our approach can effectively improve the classification accuracy of noisy and incomplete data by comparing with other data restoration methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016
PublisherAAAI press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357605
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016 - Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States
Duration: 12 Feb 201617 Feb 2016


Conference30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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