Internet multimedia traffic classification from QoS perspective using semi-supervised dictionary learning models

Zaijian Wang*, Yuning Dong, Shiwen Mao, Xinheng Wang

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To address the issue of finegrained classification of Internet multimedia traffic from a Quality of Service (QoS) perspective with a suitable granularity, this paper defines a new set of QoS classes and presents a modified K-Singular Value Decomposition (K-SVD) method for multimedia identification. After analyzing several instances of typical Internet multimedia traffic captured in a campus network, this paper defines a new set of QoS classes according to the difference in downstream/upstream rates and proposes a modified K-SVD method that can automatically search for underlying structural patterns in the QoS characteristic space. We define bag-QoS-words as the set of specific QoS local patterns, which can be expressed by core QoS characteristics. After the dictionary is constructed with an excess quantity of bag-QoS-words, Locality Constrained Feature Coding (LCFC) features of QoS classes are extracted. By associating a set of characteristics with a percentage of error, an objective function is formulated. In accordance with the modified K-SVD, Internet multimedia traffic can be classified into a corresponding QoS class with a linear Support Vector Machines (SVM) classifier. Our experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed classification method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8107644
Pages (from-to)202-218
Number of pages17
JournalChina Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • K-singular value decomposition
  • dictionary learning
  • multimedia traffic
  • quality of service
  • traffic classication

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