Activity Recognition Using Community Data to Complement Small Amounts of Labeled Instances†
AbstractHuman Activity Recognition (HAR) is an important part of ambient intelligence systems since it can provide user-context information, thus allowing a greater personalization of services. One of the problems with HAR systems is that the labeling process for the training data is costly, which has hindered its practical application. A common approach is to train a general model with the aggregated data from all users. The problem is that for a new target user, this model can perform poorly because it is biased towards the majority type of users and does not take into account the particular characteristics of the target user. To overcome this limitation, a user-dependent model can be trained with data only from the target user that will be optimal for this particular user; however, this requires a considerable amount of labeled data, which is cumbersome to obtain. In this work, we propose a method to build a personalized model for a given target user that does not require large amounts of labeled data. Our method uses data already labeled by a community of users to complement the scarce labeled data of the target user. Our results showed that the personalized model outperformed the general and the user-dependent models when labeled data is scarce. View Full-Text
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Garcia-Ceja, E.; Brena, R.F. Activity Recognition Using Community Data to Complement Small Amounts of Labeled Instances. Sensors 2016, 16, 877.
Garcia-Ceja E, Brena RF. Activity Recognition Using Community Data to Complement Small Amounts of Labeled Instances. Sensors. 2016; 16(6):877.Chicago/Turabian Style
Garcia-Ceja, Enrique; Brena, Ramon F. 2016. "Activity Recognition Using Community Data to Complement Small Amounts of Labeled Instances." Sensors 16, no. 6: 877.
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