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Fast Knowledge Discovery in Time Series with GPGPU on Genetic Programming

We tackle the problem of knowledge discovery in time series data using genetic programming and GPGPUs. Using genetic programming, various precursor patterns that have certain attractive qualities are evolved to predict the events of interest. Unfortunately, evolving a set of diverse patterns typically takes huge execution time, sometimes longer than one month for this case. In this paper, we address this problem by proposing a parallel GP framework using GPGPUs, particularly in the context of big financial data. By maximally exploiting the structure of the nVidia GPGPU platform on stock market time series data, we were able see more than 250-fold reduction in the running time.

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