Uncertainty-Autoencoder-Based Privacy and Utility Preserving Data Type Conscious Transformation

  title={Uncertainty-Autoencoder-Based Privacy and Utility Preserving Data Type Conscious Transformation},
  author={Bishwas Mandal and George T. Amariucai and Shuangqing Wei},
  journal={2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)},
We propose an adversarial learning framework that deals with the privacy-utility tradeoff problem under two types of conditions: data-type ignorant, and data-type aware. Under data-type aware conditions, the privacy mechanism provides a one-hot encoding of categorical features, representing exactly one class, while under data-type ignorant conditions the categorical variables are represented by a collection of scores, one for each class. We use a neural network architecture consisting of a… 

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