DeepStream: autoencoder-based stream temporal clustering

Shimon Harush, Yair Meidan, Asaf Shabtai

Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 445-448, 2021

This paper presents DeepStream, a novel data stream temporal clustering algorithm that dynamically detects sequential and overlapping clusters. DeepStream is tuned to classify contextual information in real time and is capable of coping with a high-dimensional feature space. DeepStream utilizes stacked autoencoders to reduce the dimensionality of unbounded data streams and for cluster representation. This method detects contextual behavior and captures nonlinear relations of the input data, giving it an advantage over existing methods that rely on PCA. We evaluated DeepStream empirically using four sensor and IoT datasets and compared it to five state-of-the-art stream clustering algorithms. Our evaluation shows that DeepStream outperforms all of these algorithms.