Adaptation Proposed Methods for Handling Imbalanced Datasets based on Over-Sampling Technique


  • Liqaa M. Shoohi Dept. Computer Science, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University.
  • Jamila H. Saud Dept. Computer Science, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University.



Imbalanced Datasets, O.S., SMOTE, Borderline-SMOTE, ADASYN.


Classification of imbalanced data is an important issue. Many algorithms have been developed for classification, such as Back Propagation (BP) neural networks, decision tree, Bayesian networks etc., and have been used repeatedly in many fields. These algorithms speak of the problem of imbalanced data, where there are situations that belong to more classes than others. Imbalanced data result in poor performance and bias to a class without other classes. In this paper, we proposed three techniques based on the Over-Sampling (O.S.) technique for processing imbalanced dataset and redistributing it and converting it into balanced dataset. These techniques are (Improved Synthetic Minority Over-Sampling Technique (Improved SMOTE),  Borderline-SMOTE + Imbalanced Ratio(IR), Adaptive Synthetic Sampling (ADASYN) +IR) Algorithm, where the work these techniques are generate the synthetic samples for the minority class to achieve balance between minority and majority classes and then calculate the IR between classes of minority and majority. Experimental results show ImprovedSMOTE algorithm outperform the Borderline-SMOTE + IR and ADASYN + IR algorithms because it achieves a high balance between minority and majority classes.


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L. M. Shoohi and J. H. Saud, “Adaptation Proposed Methods for Handling Imbalanced Datasets based on Over-Sampling Technique”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 25–29, Apr. 2020, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v31i2.740.