The task of identifying activity classes from sensor information in smart home is very challenging because of the imbalanced nature of such data set where some activities occur more frequently than others. Typically probabilistic models such as Hidden Markov Model (HMM) and Conditional Random Fields (CRF) are known as commonly employed for such purpose. The paper aims to discuss these issues.
In this work, the authors propose a robust strategy combining the Synthetic Minority Over-sampling Technique (SMOTE) with Cost Sensitive Support Vector Machines (CS-SVM) with an adaptive tuning of cost parameter in order to handle imbalanced data problem.
The results have demonstrated the usefulness of the approach through comparison with state of art of approaches including HMM, CRF, the traditional C-Support vector machines (C-SVM) and the Cost-Sensitive-SVM (CS-SVM) for classifying the activities using binary and ubiquitous sensors.
Performance metrics in the experiment/simulation include Accuracy, Precision/Recall and F measure.
M’hamed Abidine, B., Fergani, B., Oussalah, M. and Fergani, L. (2014), "A new classification strategy for human activity recognition using cost sensitive support vector machines for imbalanced data", Kybernetes, Vol. 43 No. 8, pp. 1150-1164. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-07-2014-0138Download as .RIS
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