GenAD: General Representations of Multivariate Time Series for Anomaly Detection

1 Jan 2021  ·  Xiaolei Hua, Su Wang, Lin Zhu, Dong Zhou, Junlan Feng, Yiting Wang, Chao Deng, Shuo Wang, Mingtao Mei ·

Anomaly Detection(AD) for multivariate time series is an active area in machine learning, with critical applications in Information Technology system management, Spacecraft Health monitoring, Multi-Robot Systems detection, etc.. However, due to complex correlations and various temporal patterns of large-scale multivariate time series, a general unsupervised anomaly detection model with higher F1-score and Timeliness remains a challenging task. In this paper, We propose a General representations of multivariate time series for Anomaly Detection(GenAD). First, we apply Time-Series Attention to represent the various temporal patterns of each time series. Second, we employ Multi-Correlation Attention to represent the complex correlations of multivariate time series. With the above innovations, GenAD improves F1-scores of AD by 0.3% to 5% over state-of-the-art model in public datasets, while detecting anomalies more rapidly in anomaly segments. Moreover, we propose a general pre-training algorithm on large-scale multivariate time series, which can be easily transferred to a specific AD tasks with only a few fine-tuning steps. Extensive experiments show that GenAD is able to outperform state-of-the-art model with only 10% of the training data.

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