Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology

A distributed learning algorithm for Self-Organizing Maps intended for outlier analysis in the GAIA – ESA mission

Authors
Daniel Garabato, Carlos Dafonte, Minia Manteiga, Diego Fustes, Marco A. Álvarez, Bernardino Arcay
Corresponding Author
Daniel Garabato
Available Online June 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifsa-eusflat-15.2015.126How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Gaia mission, self-organizing maps, distributed computing, Hadoop.
Abstract
Since its launch in December 2013, the Gaia space mission has collected and continues to collect tremendous amounts of information concerning the objects that populate our Galaxy and beyond. The international Gaia Data and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) is in charge of developing computer algorithms that extract and process astrophysical information from these objects. It organizes its work by means of work packages; one of these packages, Outlier Analysis, is ded0icated to the exploration of vast amounts of outlier objects detected during the main classification of the observations. We present a method that is based on Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) and parallelized by means of the Hadoop framework so as to improve its performance. We also compare the execution times of both the sequential and the distributed versions of the algorithm.
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