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Novelty detection is the task of classifying test data that differ in some respect from the data that are available during training. This may be seen as " one-class classification " , in which a model is constructed to describe " normal " training data. The novelty detection approach is typically used when the quantity of available " abnormal " data is(More)
—We introduce an extreme function theory as a novel method by which probabilistic novelty detection may be performed with functions, where the functions are represented by time-series of (potentially multivariate) discrete observations. We set the method within the framework of Gaussian processes (GP), which offers a convenient means of constructing a(More)
The ability to determine patient acuity (or severity of illness) has immediate practical use for clinicians. We evaluate the use of multivariate timeseries modeling with the multi-task Gaussian process (GP) models using noisy, incomplete, sparse, heterogeneous and unevenly-sampled clinical data, including both physiological signals and clinical notes. The(More)
Gaussian process (GP) models are a flexible means of performing nonparametric Bayesian regression. However, GP models in healthcare are often only used to model a single univariate output time series, denoted as single-task GPs (STGP). Due to an increasing prevalence of sensors in healthcare settings, there is an urgent need for robust multivariate(More)
Novelty detection, or one-class classification, aims to determine if data are " normal " with respect to some model of normality constructed using examples of normal system behaviour. If that model is composed of generative probability distributions, the extent of " normality " in the data space can be described using Extreme Value Theory (EVT), a branch of(More)
Healthcare information, and to some extent patient management, is progressing toward a wireless digital future. This change is driven partly by a desire to improve the current state of medicine using new technologies, partly by supply-and-demand economics, and partly by the utility of wireless devices. Wired technology can be cumbersome for patient(More)
—We present a novel method for the identification of abnormal episodes in gas-turbine vibration data, in which we show 1) how a model of normal engine behaviour is constructed using signatures of " normal " engine vibration response; 2) how extreme value theory (EVT), a branch of statistics used to determine the expected value of extreme values drawn from a(More)
The current standard of clinical practice for patient monitoring in most developed nations is connection of patients to vital-sign monitors, combined with frequent manual observation. In some nations, such as the UK, manual early warning score (EWS) systems have been mandated for use, in which scores are assigned to the manual observations, and care(More)
—Adverse hospital patient outcomes due to deterioration are often preceded by periods of physiological deterioration that is evident in the vital signs, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, etc. Clinical practice currently relies on periodic, manual observation of vital signs, which typically occurs every 2-to-4 hours in most hospital wards, and so patient(More)
Application of a neural network approach to data exploration and the generation of a model of system normality is described for use in novelty detection of vibration characteristics of a modern jet engine. The analysis of the shape of engine vibration signatures is shown to improve upon existing methods of engine vibration testing, in which engine(More)