CGMOS: Certainty Guided Minority OverSampling [article]

Xi Zhang and Di Ma and Lin Gan and Shanshan Jiang and Gady Agam
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Handling imbalanced datasets is a challenging problem that if not treated correctly results in reduced classification performance. Imbalanced datasets are commonly handled using minority oversampling, whereas the SMOTE algorithm is a successful oversampling algorithm with numerous extensions. SMOTE extensions do not have a theoretical guarantee during training to work better than SMOTE and in many instances their performance is data dependent. In this paper we propose a novel extension to the
more » ... OTE algorithm with a theoretical guarantee for improved classification performance. The proposed approach considers the classification performance of both the majority and minority classes. In the proposed approach CGMOS (Certainty Guided Minority OverSampling) new data points are added by considering certainty changes in the dataset. The paper provides a proof that the proposed algorithm is guaranteed to work better than SMOTE for training data. Further experimental results on 30 real-world datasets show that CGMOS works better than existing algorithms when using 6 different classifiers.
arXiv:1607.06525v1 fatcat:evvsuhbp6rhbhicmcmnc7vdgfy