New multivariate kernel density estimator for uncertain data classification

Byunghoon Kim, Young Seon Jeong, Myong K. Jeong

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Uncertainty in data occurs in diverse applications due to measurement errors, data incompleteness, and multiple repeated measurements. Several classifiers for uncertain data have been developed to tackle this uncertainty. However, the existing classifiers do not consider the dependencies among uncertain features, even though this dependency has a critical effect on classification accuracy. Therefore, we propose a new Bayesian classification model that considers the correlation among uncertain features. To handle the uncertainty of data, new multivariate kernel density estimators are developed to estimate the class conditional probability density function of categorical, continuous, and mixed uncertain data. Experimental results with simulated data and real-life data sets show that the proposed approach is better than the existing approaches for classification of uncertain data in terms of classification accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-431
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research


  • Bayesian classifier
  • Kernel density estimator
  • Semiconductor DRAM
  • Uncertain classification


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