Quasi-linear SVM classifier with segmented local offsets for imbalanced data classification

Peifeng Liang, Feng Zheng, Weite Li, Jinglu Hu*

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Within-class imbalance problems often occur in imbalanced data classification, which worsen the imbalance distribution problem and increase the learning concept complexity. However, most existing methods for the imbalanced data classification focus on rectifying the between-class imbalance problem, which is insufficient and inappropriate in many different scenarios. This paper proposes a simple yet effective support vector machine (SVM) classifier with local offset adjustment for imbalance classification problems. First, a geometry-based partitioning method is modified for imbalanced datasets to divide the input space into multiple linearly separable partitions along the potential separation boundary. Then an F-score-based method is applied to obtain local offsets optimized on each local cluster. Finally, by constructing a quasi-linear kernel based on the partitioning information, a quasi-linear SVM classifier with local offsets is constructed for the imbalanced datasets. Simulation results on different real-world datasets show that the proposed method is effective for imbalanced data classifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-296
Number of pages8
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1


  • imbalanced data classification
  • kernel composition
  • local linear partition
  • local offset method
  • support vector machine
  • within-class imbalances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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