Time series classification using support vector machine with Gaussian elastic metric kernel

Dongyu Zhang, Wangmeng Zuo, Dapeng Zhang, Hongzhi Zhang

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic researchpeer-review

33 Citations (Scopus)


Motivated by the great success of dynamic time warping (DTW) in time series matching, Gaussian DTW kernel had been developed for support vector machine (SVM)-based time series classification. Counter-examples, however, had been subsequently reported that Gaussian DTW kernel usually cannot outperform Gaussian RBF kernel in the SVM framework. In this paper, by extending the Gaussian RBF kernel, we propose one novel class of Gaussian elastic metric kernel (GEMK), and present two examples of GEMK: Gaussian time warp edit distance (GTWED) kernel and Gaussian edit distance with real penalty (GERP) kernel. Experimental results on UCR time series data sets show that, in terms of classification accuracy, SVM with GEMK is much superior to SVM with Gaussian RBF kernel and Gaussian DTW kernel, and the state-of-the-art similarity measure methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2010
Event2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Aug 201026 Aug 2010


Conference2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010


  • Dynamic time warping
  • Kernel method
  • Support vector machine
  • Time series

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Cite this