In many cases, an organization wishes to release some data, but is restricted in the amount of data to be released due to legal, privacy and other concerns. For instance, the US Census Bureau releases only 1% of its table of records every year, along with statistics about the entire table. However, the machine learning (ML) models trained on the released sub-table are usually sub-optimal. In this paper, our goal is to find a way to augment the sub-table by generating a synthetic table from the released sub-table, under the constraints that the generated synthetic table (i) has similar statistics as the entire table, and (ii) preserves the functional dependencies of the released sub-table. We propose a novel generative adversarial network framework called ITS-GAN, where both the generator and the discriminator are specifically designed to satisfy these two constraints. By evaluating the augmentation performance of ITS-GAN on two representative datasets, the US Census Bureau data and US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) data, we show that ITS-GAN yields high quality classification results, and significantly outperforms various state-of-the-art data augmentation approaches.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2019|
|Publisher||International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2019 - Macao, China|
Duration: 2019 Aug 10 → 2019 Aug 16
|Name||IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence|
|Conference||28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2019|
|Period||19/8/10 → 19/8/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work is supported by ONR grants N00014-18-1-2670 and N00014-16-1-2896 and ARO grant W911NF-13-1-0421. Authors are in alphabetical order.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Artificial Intelligence