EGU2020-19060
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-19060
EGU General Assembly 2020
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Predictor dataset selection method for construction of ML-based Models in flood detection using mutual information

Mohammad Mehdi Bateni, Mario Martina, and Luigi Cesarini
Mohammad Mehdi Bateni et al.
  • University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS), Pavia, Italy (mehdi.bateni@iusspavia.it)

The field of information theory originally developed within the context of communication engineering, deals with the quantification of the information present in a realization of a stochastic process. Mutual information is a measure of mutual dependence between two variables and can be determined from marginal and joint entropies. It is an efficient tool to investigate linear or non-linear dependencies. In this research, some transformed variables, each based on rainfall data from different datasets in Dominican Republic, are adopted in Neural Network and SVM models to classify flood/no-flood events. A selection procedure is used to select skillful inputs to the flood detection model. The relationship between the flood/no-flood output datasets and each predictor (relevance) and also among predictors (redundancy) were assessed based on the mutual information metric. The minimum redundancy between predictors and maximum relevance to the predictand is targeted in order to choose a set of appropriate predictors. 

How to cite: Bateni, M. M., Martina, M., and Cesarini, L.: Predictor dataset selection method for construction of ML-based Models in flood detection using mutual information, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-19060, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-19060, 2020

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