Online Domain Adaptation for Rolling Bearings Fault Diagnosis with Imbalanced Cross-Domain Data

Ko Chieh Chao, Chuan Bi Chou, Ching Hung Lee*

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Traditional machine learning methods rely on the training data and target data having the same feature space and data distribution. The performance may be unacceptable if there is a difference in data distribution between the training and target data, which is called cross-domain learning problem. In recent years, many domain adaptation methods have been proposed to solve this kind of problems and make much progress. However, existing domain adaptation approaches have a common assumption that the number of the data in source domain (labeled data) and target domain (unlabeled data) is matched. In this paper, the scenarios in real manufacturing site are considered, that the target domain data is much less than source domain data at the beginning, but the number of target domain data will increase as time goes by. A novel method is proposed for fault diagnosis of rolling bearing with online imbalanced cross-domain data. Finally, the proposed method which is tested on bearing dataset (CWRU) has achieved prediction accuracy of 95.89% with only 40 target samples. The results have been compared with other traditional methods. The comparisons show that the proposed online domain adaptation fault diagnosis method has achieved significant improvements. In addition, the deep transfer learning model by adaptive-network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) is introduced to interpretation the results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4540
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • domain adaptation
  • domain transfer
  • imbalanced cross-domain data


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