Feature selection tree for automated machinery fault diagnosis

Hui Kar Hoou, Ooi Ching Sheng, Lim Meng Hee, Leong Mohd Salman, Lim Meng Hee
2019 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Intelligent machinery fault diagnosis commonly utilises statistical features of sensor signals as the inputs for its machine learning algorithm. Due to the abundance of statistical features that can be extracted from raw signals and the accuracy of inserting all the available features into the machine learning algorithm for machinery fault classification, less accurate fault classification may inadvertently result due to overfitting issues. It is therefore only by selecting the most
more » ... he most representative features that overfitting outcomes can be avoided and classification accuracy be improved. Currently, the genetic algorithm (GA) is regarded as the most commonly used and reliable feature selection tool for the improvement of accuracy for any machine learning algorithm. However, the greatest challenge for GA is that it may fall into a local optima and be computationally demanding. To overcome this limitation, a feature selection tree (FST) is here proposed. Numerous experimental dataset feature selections were executed using FST and GA; their performance is compared and discussed. Analysis showed that the proposed FST resulted in identical or superior optimal feature subsets when compared to the renowned GA method, but with a 20-time faster simulation period. The proposed FST is therefore more efficient in performing feature selection task than GA. , 0 (2019) MATEC Web of Conferences
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201925502004 fatcat:rtlvgvqnevgrna5kqdviukhl4y