Towards Time-Evolving Analytics: Online Learning for Time-Dependent Evolving Data Streams

Tracking #: 724-1704


Responsible editor: 

Pablo Mendes

Submission Type: 

Position Paper

Abstract: 

Traditional historical data analytics is at risk in a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are the new normal. While Streaming Machine Learning (SML) and Time-series Analytics (TSA) attack some aspects of the problem, we are far from a comprehensive solution. SML trains models using fewer data and in a continuous/adaptive way relaxing the assumption that data points are identically distributed. TSA considers temporal dependence among data points, but it assumes identical distribution. Every Data Scientist fights this battle with ad-hoc solutions. In this paper, we claim that, due to the temporal dependence on the data, the existing solutions do not represent robust solutions to efficiently and automatically keep models relevant even when changes occur, and real-time processing is a must. We propose a novel and solid scientific foundation for Time-Evolving Analytics in this perspective. Such a framework aims to develop the logical, methodological, and algorithmic foundations for fast, scalable, and resilient analytics.

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  • Under Review

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Date of Submission: 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022