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dc.contributorDepartment of Computingen_US
dc.creatorWong, Kwan Yeung-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic University-
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleVisualizing time series data with temporal matching based t-distributed stochastic neighbor embeddingen_US
dcterms.abstractInterpreting time series data has always been a hot research topic for various applications, especially when the dimensionality of time series dataset keeps growing almost prohibitively as technology advances. There exist several dimension reduction techniques attempting to address the related problem, but the inherent nature of time series datasets usually involves factors including time and amplitude shifting and scaling, which could impact the trustworthiness of the visualization results. Moreover, the diversity of domain knowledge also poses another difficulty for this task. For example, same set of time series data could have different kinds of correlation when they are posed in different domains. The implication is that a general similarity metric might not be able to capture such correlation as well as a dedicated metric for time series related applications. Furthermore, the recent recurrent neural networks (RNN) can also be viewed a source of time series data of which the visualization has posted certain requirements but contributed to understand how the RNN works. In other words, a proper understanding of the feature embeddings within the RNN model can provide us more insights on the learning tasks. T-distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE) is considered as a highly effective machine learning algorithm for visualization and it is in fact a nonlinear dimensionality reduction technique tailor made to embed high-dimensional data in a low-dimensional space of two to three dimensions only for proper visualization. In view of the key problem of adopting t-SNE to visualize time series data, the project proposes to introduce two temporal matching metrics, namely, dynamic time warping (DTW) and angular metric for shape similarity (AMSS), for t-SNE to enhance its visualization ability for time series data. They provide a more robust similarity metric for time series data so that the embedding process in t-SNE can be made more effective, which are demonstrated by different data visualization experiments. In addition, we also conducted experiments to visualize RNN's activations and the proposed enhancements again show their effectiveness.en_US
dcterms.extentx, 60 pages : color illustrationsen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.LCSHTime-series analysisen_US
dcterms.LCSHMachine learningen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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