Quiet in class: classification, noise and the dendritic cell algorithm

Gu, Feng and Feyereisl, Jan and Oates, Robert and Reps, Jenna and Greensmith, Julie and Aickelin, Uwe (2011) Quiet in class: classification, noise and the dendritic cell algorithm. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6825 . pp. 173-186. ISSN 0302-9743

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Abstract

Theoretical analyses of the Dendritic Cell Algorithm (DCA) have yielded several criticisms about its underlying structure and operation. As a result, several alterations and fixes have been suggested in the literature to correct for these findings. A contribution of this work is to investigate the effects of replacing the classification stage of the DCA (which is known to be flawed) with a traditional machine learning technique. This work goes on to question the merits of those unique properties of the DCA that are yet to be thoroughly analysed. If none of these properties can be found to have a benefit over traditional approaches, then “fixing” the DCA is arguably less efficient than simply creating a new algorithm. This work examines the dynamic filtering property of the DCA and questions the utility of this unique feature for the anomaly detection problem. It is found that this feature, while advantageous for noisy, time-ordered classification, is not as useful as a traditional static filter for processing a synthetic dataset. It is concluded that there are still unique features of the DCA left to investigate. Areas that may be of benefit to the Artificial Immune Systems community are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in: Artificial Immune Systems: 10th International Conference, ICARIS 2011, Cambridge, UK, July 18-21, 2011 : proceedings / P. Lio, G. Nicosia, and T. Stibor (Eds.). Berlin : Springer, 2011, p. 173-186. ISBN 9783642223709
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Division of Computer Science
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22371-6_17
Depositing User: Aickelin, Professor Uwe
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2016 16:38
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34130

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