A data mining driven risk profiling method for road asset management

Emerson, Daniel, Weligamage , Justin Z., & Nayak, Richi (2013) A data mining driven risk profiling method for road asset management. In Dhillon, Inderjit S. & Koren, Yehuda (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, ACM Digital Library, Chicago, Illinois, The United States of America, pp. 1267-1275.

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Road surface skid resistance has been shown to have a strong relationship to road crash risk, however, applying the current method of using investigatory levels to identify crash prone roads is problematic as they may fail in identifying risky roads outside of the norm. The proposed method analyses a complex and formerly impenetrable volume of data from roads and crashes using data mining. This method rapidly identifies roads with elevated crash-rate, potentially due to skid resistance deficit, for investigation. A hypothetical skid resistance/crash risk curve is developed for each road segment, driven by the model deployed in a novel regression tree extrapolation method. The method potentially solves the problem of missing skid resistance values which occurs during network-wide crash analysis, and allows risk assessment of the major proportion of roads without skid resistance values.

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ID Code: 62100
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Risk management, Data mining, Model deployment, Skid resistance, Missing data, Road asset management
DOI: 10.1145/2487575.2488204
ISBN: 9781450321747
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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