"How to Setup Value Series Feature Extraction Operator with Windowing Operator"

samup4websamup4web Member Posts: 2 Contributor I
edited June 2019 in Help
Hi all,

I trying to use Series Extension to perform classification on multivariate time series data. So far, I have been able get sliding window using the 'Windowing" operator (encode series by examples)
Example of source data:
point1      point2      point3    label
a1            b1            c1        class1
a2            b2            c2        class1
a3            b3            c3        class1
...              ....            ...          ........

Since I wish to perform classification on these data points. I intend to extract features based on the sliding window and then have dataset similar to the example below (assume window size=2)

Point1-1  Point1-0        Point1-Extracted-Feat.      Point2-1      Point2-0        Point2-Extracted-Feat.    Point3-1        Point3-0      Point3-Extracted-Feat          label
a1            a2                    XXXXXX                          b1                  b2                    XXXXXXX                      c1                  c2                        XXXXXXXX              Class1 
a3            a4                    XXXXXX                          b3                  b4                    XXXXXXX                      c3                  c4                        XXXXXXX                Class1
...            ...                      ......

With this approach, I can select the extracted features as attributes for the classification process.

So far, I have only been able to get the attributes (Point1-1, Point1-0, Point2-1, Point2-0, Point3-1, Point3-0) using the window operator. But when I attempt to use the operators such as Discrete Wavelet Transformation, it only operated on the first example (i.e a1, a2, b1, b2, c1,c2). I also had to use the "Data to Series"Operator to be able to use any of the extraction or transformation operator for series. I don't know if I am using the write approach.

What is the best setup for this approach?

What is the best setup for using sliding window and extracting features to give a similar dataset similar to the example I showed above.

Best Regards



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    wesselwessel Member Posts: 537 Maven
    Can you modify your example to include the attribute time?

    Like, for example, maybe you want to predict the temperature 24 hours from now, based on historic temperature and humidity readings.

    So then you have your original data-set like this:

    #Time, humidity, temperature
    timeValue1, humidityValue1, temperatureValue1
    timeValue2, humidityValue2, temperatureValue2
    timeValueN, humidityValueN, temperatureValueN

    Lets write this a bit more short

    Now after windowing with embedding dimension W your dataset becomes

    Here z-0 is the label attribute, it encodes z (temperature) at -0 hours relative to now.
    So z-24 indicates the temperate 24 hours ago relative to now (where now refers to the 'now' of the row).

    Note that t is an attribute with role ID, it doesn't get windowed.

    Best regards,


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    samup4websamup4web Member Posts: 2 Contributor I
    Hi Wessel,

    I already have time (role=id) in my example, I just didn't include it in the illustration.

    As I mentioned in my previous post. I already used the windowing operator, and I have the encoded example similar to what your described. But, I wish to apply series feature extraction on each window of the time series. I need this for more of classification purpose and not prediction

    I am currently using the windowing operator, I do not know if this is the best approach for my task.

    Is there any documentation about Series Value extension for RapidMiner 5?
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    wesselwessel Member Posts: 537 Maven
    Okay, so what type of features you wish to extract?

    Can't you use the raw inputs as input to a classifier, and use those 'predicted labels' as features?
    Or hand craft the exact features you want using the script operator?

    Best regards,

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    MariusHelfMariusHelf RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,869 Unicorn

    if I get it right, you want to extract a feature for each of the original attributes, and you want to do this on windowed data. Maybe this thread (click here) can help you.

    Best regards,
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