Performing well on CrCl-RS but not on CrCl-SR indicates that MC-MedGAN only generated data from a subspace of the real data distribution that can be attributed to partial modal collapse, which is a known issue for GANs [51, 52]. These characteristics pose multiple modeling challenges. By learning from real EHR samples, it is expected that the model is capable of extracting relevant statistical properties of the data. This is a challenging problem, particularly in high dimensions. 2014:1–7. It is also worth mentioning that, in practice, synthetically generated cancer cases that failed to pass at least one edit check may simply be excluded from the final list of cases to be released. Bottom plot presents the results for 3 unknown attributes. In this example created by Deep Vision Data, a deep learning model based on the ResNet101 architecture was trained to classify product SKU’s, stock outs and mis-merchandised products for a retail store merchandising audit system. On the other hand, the privacy of the subjects included in the real data must not be disclosed in the synthetic data. The log-cluster metric is defined at the dataset level. Recent examples include the R packages synthpop [30] and SimPop [31], the Python package DataSynthesizer [5], and the Java-based simulator Synthea [7]. Regarding CrCl-RS in Fig. Increasingly, large amounts and types of patient data are being electronically collected by healthcare providers, governments, and private industry. It is also worth mentioning that the order of the variables in MICE-LR has a significant impact, particularly in capturing the correlation of the variables measured by PCD. Early methods focused on continuous data with extensions to categorical data following [15]. For most intents and purposes, data generated by a computer simulation can be seen as synthetic data. [10], Synthetic data can be generated through the use of random lines, having different orientations and starting positions. However, for the generation of synthetic datasets, the computational running time is not utterly important, since the models may be trained off-line on the real dataset for a considerable amount of time, and the final generated synthetic dataset can be distributed for public access. where xi=(xi1,…,xip) represents a vector of p categorical variables, k is the number of mixture components, νh is the weight associated with the h-th mixture component, and \(\psi _{hc_{j}}^{(j)} = Pr(x_{ij}= c_{j}|z_{i} = h)\) is the probability of xij=cj given allocation of individual i to cluster h, where zi is a cluster indicator. In the “Experimental analysis on SEER’s research dataset” section, we will show results for both privacy disclosure metrics. Drechsler J.Synthetic Datasets for Statistical Disclosure Control: Theory and Implementation. PCD is defined as: where XR and XS are the real and synthetic data matrices, respectively. This metric penalizes synthetic datasets if less frequent categories are not well represented. To create a synthesizer build, first use the original data to create a model or equation that fits the data the best. The key idea is to treat sensitive data as missing data. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Specifically, in the first set, 8 variables were included such that the maximum number of levels (i.e., number of unique possible values for the feature) was limited to 14. The selected values were those which provided the best performance for the log-cluster utility metric. This procedure is repeated for each variable as target, and the average value is reported. The computation complexity of MC-MedGAN is primarily due to increased training time requirements for achieving convergence of the generator and the discriminator. Ensuring electronic medical record simulation through better training, modeling, and evaluation. Configuring the synthetic data generation for the CountRequest field Picture 30. Theoretical guarantees exist regarding the flexibility of mixture of product multinomials to model any multivariate categorical data. The techniques we investigate range from fully generative Bayesian models to neural network based adversarial models. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 730629-730629; Emilie Lundin, Hâkan Kvarnström, and Erland Jonsson. However, MC-MedGAN produces synthetic data with poor data utility performance, indicating that the synthetically generated data does not carry the statistical properties of the real dataset. Final version was approved by all authors. The cross-classification metric is another measure of how well a synthetic dataset captures the statistical dependence structures existing in the real data. 6 for BREAST small-set shows a precision around 0.5 for all methods across the entire range of Hamming distances. Looking at the difference between CrCl-RS and CrCl-SR, one can infer how close the real and synthetic data distributions are. As discussed earlier, generating fully synthetic data often utilizes a generative model trained on an entire dataset. MC-MedGAN presented much lower recall in these scenarios, therefore it is more effective in protecting private patient records. Salimans T, Goodfellow I, Zaremba W, Cheung V, Radford A, Chen X. ground truth data is available. All methods showed less than 1% of failures on the 10 variables set. For k=1, flexible models such as BN, MPoM and all MICE variations show a more than 10% increase in attribute disclosure over the range of 5000 to 170,000 synthetic samples. In the fully synthetic case, the attacker wants to know whether a private record the attacker has access to was used for training the generative model that produced the publicly available synthetic data. Loong B, Rubin DB. It's data that is created by an automated process which contains many of the statistical patterns of an original dataset. Dunson DB, Xing C. Nonparametric bayes modeling of multivariate categorical data. 2009; 104(487):1042–51. Figure 3 shows the distribution of some of the utility metrics for all variables. volume 20, Article number: 108 (2020) arXiv preprint arXiv:1411.1784. This imbalance may inadvertently lead to disclosure of information in the synthetic dataset, as the methods are more prone to overfit when the data has a smaller number of possible record configurations. The empirical marginal distribution is estimated from the observed data. CLGP code. In the context of privacy protection, the creation of synthetic data is an involved process of data anonymization; that is to say that synthetic data is a subset of anonymized data. These methods were later extended to the fully synthetic case by Raghunathan, Reiter and Rubin [14]. This means programmer… PCD is defined at the dataset level. Xiao X, Wang G, Gehrke J. 3c, are low for the majority of the methods, implying that the marginal distributions of real and synthetic datasets are equivalent. MICE strongly relies on the flexibility of the model for the conditional probability distributions and also the topological ordering of the directed acyclic graph. PLoS ONE. Stat Surv. To conserve space we only discuss results for the BREAST cancer dataset. BREAST small-set. Synthetic data is data that is generated programmatically. As a reference, the results provided so far have considered a synthetic sample dataset of the same size as the real dataset, which is approximately 170,000 samples for BREAST. We used data from cases diagnosed between 2010 and 2015 due to the nonexistence of some of variables prior to this period. In the heart of our system there is the synthetic data generation component, for which we investigate several state-of-the-art algorithms, that is, generative adversarial networks, autoencoders, variational autoencoders and synthetic minority over-sampling. Templ M, Meindl B, Kowarik A, Dupriez O. Simulation of Synthetic Complex Data: The R Package simPop. Histogram of four BREAST small-set variables from the real dataset. 2018; 25(3):230–8. Below we provide several examples showcasing the different sensors currently available and their use in a deep learning training application using Pytorch. Differential privacy and statistical disclosure risk measures: An investigation with binary synthetic data. This means that re-identification of any single unit is almost … Synthetic generation of handwritten signatures based on spectral analysis. The Independent marginals (IM) method is based on sampling from the empirical marginal distributions of each variable. While in some applications it may not be possible, or advisable, to derive new knowledge directly from synthetic data, it can nevertheless be leveraged for a variety of secondary uses, such as educative or training purposes, software testing, and machine learning and statistical model development. Similarly they came up with the technique of Sequential Regression Multivariate Imputation. Charest A-S. How can we analyze differentially-private synthetic datasets?J Priv Confidentiality. This work is part of a larger effort. A systematic review of re-identification attacks on health data. Synthetic data generation General algorithm. Identity or membership disclosure refers to the risk of an intruder correctly identifying an individual as being included in the confidential dataset. Accessed 12 Oct 2019. pomegranate Python package. Conversely, MICE-DT is more susceptible to memorizing the private dataset (overfitting). It is defined at the dataset level. For MPoM, we performed fully Bayesian inference which involves running MCMC chains to obtain posterior samples, which is inherently costly. By blending computer graphics and data generation technology, our human-focused data is the next generation of synthetic data, simulating the real world in high-variance, photo-realistic detail. All other methods were implemented by ourselves. [7], In 1994, Fienberg came up with the idea of critical refinement, in which he used a parametric posterior predictive distribution (instead of a Bayes bootstrap) to do the sampling. Synthetic test data generation can generate the negative scenarios and outliers needed to maximise test coverage. The SEER edits are publicly available in a Java validation engine developed by Information Management Services, Inc. (softwareFootnote 2). Data confidentiality: A review of methods for statistical disclosure limitation and methods for assessing privacy. The pairwise correlation difference (PCD) is intended to measure how much correlation among the variables the different methods were able to capture. Proper choice of multiple tuning parameters (hyper-parameters) is difficult and time consuming. Generating random dataset is relevant both for data engineers and data scientists. For modeling clinical data related to cancer, the model assumes that each patient record (a data vector containing a set of categorical variables) has a continuous latent low-dimensional representation. This can be useful when designing any type of system because the synthetic data are used as a simulation or as a theoretical value, situation, etc. Mathematically, the metric is defined as the average of such ratios over all variables: where \(\mathcal {R}^{v}\) and \(\mathcal {S}^{v}\) are the support of the v-th variable in the real and synthetic data, respectively. There are two broad classes of privacy disclosure risks: identity disclosure and attribute disclosure. From the experimental results on the two datasets of distinct complexity, small-set and large-set, we highlight the key differences: The small-set records have fewer and less complex variables (in terms of the number of sub-categories per variable) than the large-set. Second, we perform a cluster analysis on the merged dataset with a fixed number of clusters G using the k-means algorithm. The second cross-classification metric, referred to as (CrCl-SR), involves training on the synthetic data and testing on hold-out data from both real and synthetic data. 2010; 3(1):27–42. One then imputes this “missing” data with randomly sampled values generated from models trained on the nonsensitive variables. The solution is designed to make it possible for the user to create an almost unlimited combinations of data types and values to describe their data. A more complicated dataset can be generated by using a synthesizer build. name, home address, IP address, telephone number, social security number, credit card number, etc.). MC-MedGAN presents the best performance. Data utility metrics performance distribution over all variables shown as boxplots on LYMYLEUK small-set, Metrics performance distribution over all variables shown as boxplots on RESPIR small-set, Heatmaps displaying the average over 10 independently generate synthetic datasets of (a) CrCl-RS, (b) CrCl-SR, (c) KL divergence, and (d) support coverage, at a variable level. The number of patient records in the BREAST, RESPIR, and LYMYLEUK datasets are 169,801; 112,698; and 84,132; respectively. The results showed that Bayesian Networks, Mixture of Product of Multinomials (MPoM) and CLGP were capable of capturing variables relationships, considering the data utility metrics used for comparison. To compute this metric, first, the real and synthetic datasets are merged into one single dataset. Similarly to the analysis performed for the BREAST dataset, Tables 6 and 7 reports performance of the methods on LYMYLEUK and RESPIR datasets using the small-set selection of variables. Efforts have been made to construct general-purpose synthetic data generators to enable data science experiments. In the latter group, the metrics measure how much of the real data may be revealed (directly or indirectly) by the synthetic data. Differential privacy via wavelet transforms. SEER edit checks consist of a set of rules combined via various logical operators. The validity of synthetic clinical data: a validation study of a leading synthetic data generator (synthea) using clinical quality measures. For example, variable DX_CONF mostly contains records with the same level, and LATERAL only has records with 2 out of 5 possible levels. 2010; 23(8):1200–14. Because there is no reliance on external information beyond the actual data of interest, these methods are generally disease or cohort agnostic, making them more readily transferable to new scenarios. 2017:1–8. While there exists a wealth of methods for generating synthetic data, each of them uses different datasets and often different evaluation metrics. In this case, any statistical modeling procedure that learns a joint probability distribution is capable of generating fully synthetic data. Rubin DB. VB for CLGP requires several other approximations such as low-rank approximation for GPs as well as Monte Carlo integration. 2019; 27(1):99–108. While the residual information contained in properly anonymized data alone may not be used to re-identify individuals, once linked to other datasets (e.g., social media platforms), they may contain enough information to identify specific individuals. Noticeably, the levels’ distributions are imbalanced and many levels are underrepresented in the real dataset. This is achieved by ensuring that the synthetic data does not depend too much on the information from any one individual. Additionally, works such as [55] have reported that while GANs often produce high quality synthetic data (for example realistic looking synthetic images), with respect to utility metrics such as classification accuracy they often underperform compared to likelihood based models. Figures 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 present utility and privacy methods’ performance plots for the LYMYLEUK and RESPIR large-set datasets. Springer Nature. Synthetic data are generated to meet specific needs or certain conditions that may not be found in the original, real data. Here, we have presented a comparative study of different methods for generating categorical synthetic data, evaluating each of them under a variety of metrics that assess both aspects described above: data utility and privacy disclosure. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2011; 5(0):1–29. statement and When available we used the code developed by the authors of the paper proposing the synthetic data generation method. Terms and Conditions, J Off Stat. 18, we notice that for exact match (Hamming distance 0), some of the methods have a high membership disclosure precision, indicating that from the set of patient records an attacker claimed to be present in the training set, a high percentage of them (around 90% for MICE-DT) were correct (high precision). Trans Data Priv. the telephone and audio recording. Implementation of a novel algorithm for generating synthetic ct images from magnetic resonance imaging data sets for prostate cancer radiation therapy. It has been well documented that increased generalization and suppression in anonymized data (or smoothing in synthetic data) for increased privacy protection can lead to a direct reduction in data utility [38]. A classifier is trained on the training set (real) and applied to both test set (hold out real) and the synthetic data. MICE-DT, MPoM, and BN performed best. For the grid-search selection, we tested k=[5,10,20,30,50], and k=30 led to the best log-cluster performance. Membership disclosure results provided in Fig. A number of synthetic patient data generation methods aim to minimize the use of actual patient data by combining simulation, public population-level statistics, and domain expert knowledge bases [7–10]. In: International Symposium on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems. Camino R, Hammerschmidt C, State R. Generating multi-categorical samples with generative adversarial networks. The categorical latent Gaussian process (CLGP) is a generative model for multivariate categorical data [21]. IEEE Trans knowl Data Eng. For synthetic data generation using a Bayesian network, the graph structure and the conditional probability distributions are inferred from the real data. Trans Data Priv. CoRR. $$ p(\mathbf{x}) = \prod_{v \in V}p(x_{v}|\mathbf{x}_{\text{pa}(v)}) $$, $$ p(x_{i1}=c_{1}, \ldots, x_{ip}=c_{p}) = \sum_{h=1}^{k}\nu_{h}\prod_{j=1}^{p}\psi_{hc_{j}}^{(j)} $$, \(\psi _{hc_{j}}^{(j)} = Pr(x_{ij}= c_{j}|z_{i} = h)\), $$\begin{array}{*{20}l} x_{nq} & \stackrel{iid}{\sim} \mathcal{N}\left(0, \sigma^{2}_{x}\right)\\ \mathcal{F}_{dk} & \stackrel{iid}{\sim} \mathcal{GP}(0, \mathbf{K}_{d})\\ f_{ndk} & = \mathcal{F}_{dk}(\mathbf{x}_{n}), \;\;u_{mdk} = \mathcal{F}_{dk}(\mathbf{z}_{m})\\ y_{nd} & \sim \text{Softmax}(\mathbf{f}_{nd}) \end{array} $$, $$ \begin{aligned}\text{Softmax}(y=k;\mathbf{f}) & = \text{Categorical}\left(\frac{\text{exp}(f_{k})}{\text{exp}(\text{lse}(\mathbf{f}))}\right),\\ \text{lse}(\mathbf{f}) & = \log \left(1 + \sum_{k'=1}^{K}\text{exp}(f_{k'})\right) \end{aligned} $$, $$ p(\mathbf{x}) = \prod_{v \in V} p(x_{v}|\mathbf{x}_{:v}) $$, $$ D_{\text{KL}}(P_{v}\|Q_{v}) = \sum_{i=1}^{|v|}P_{v}(i)\log \frac{P_{v}(i)}{Q_{v}(i)}, $$, $$ PCD(X_{R}, X_{S}) = \|Corr(X_{R}) - Corr(X_{S})\|_{F}, $$, $$ U_{c}(X_{R}, X_{S}) = \log\left(\frac{1}{G}\sum_{j=1}^{G} \left[\frac{n_{j}^{R}}{n_{j}} - c\right]^{2}\right), $$, $$ S_{c}(X_{R}, X_{S}) = \frac{1}{V}\sum_{v=1}^{V} \frac{|\mathcal{S}^{v}|}{|\mathcal{R}^{v}|} $$, Experimental analysis on SEER’s research dataset, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0028071, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.09.015, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-53956-5_6, https://github.com/rcamino/multi-categorical-gans, https://pomegranate.readthedocs.io/en/latest/, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-020-00977-1, bmcmedicalresearchmethodology@biomedcentral.com. Like BN and MPoM, CLGP is a fully generative Bayesian model, but has richer latent non-linear mappings that allows for representation of very complex full joint distributions. Rules are implemented as small pieces of logic; each edit returns a Boolean value (true if the edit passes, false if it fails). In BN, the full joint distribution is factorized as: where V is the set of random variables representing the categorical variables and xpa(v) is the subset of parent variables of v, which is encoded in the directed acyclic graph. Synthetic Training Data Used for Retail Merchandising Audit System. The experiments design was discussed by all authors. For example, in the fully synthetic data case, an attacker can first extract the k nearest neighboring patient records of the synthetic dataset based on the known attributes, and then infer the unknown attributes via a majority voting rule. The “Generate” function in DATPROF Privacy offers more than 20 synthetic test data generators that can be used to replace privacy-sensitive data such as names, companies, IBANs, social security numbers, etc. CLGP also has the best support coverage, meaning that all the existent categories in the real data also appear in the synthetic data. Remedies for some of the shortcomings with multiple imputation for generating synthetic data are offered in Loong and Rubin [17]. CrCl-RS is defined as the ratio between the performance on synthetic data and on the held out real data. J Off Stat. Synthetic Data Generation Samples¶. For example, the edit that checks for inconsistent combinations of “Behavior" and “Diagnostic Confirmation" variables is represented as: “If Behavior Code ICD-O-3[523] = 2 (in situ), Diagnostic Confirmation[490] must be 1,2 or 4 (microscopic confirmation)". Matthews GJ, Harel O. 2011; 20(1):40–9. Testing and training fraud detection systems, confidentiality systems and any type of system is devised using synthetic data. IEEE: 2010. p. 51–60. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. When determining the best method for creating synthetic data, it is important to first consider what type of synthetic data you aim to have. In this way, the new data can be used for studies and research, and it protects the confidentiality of the original data.[12]. The inference approach adopted in this paper is applicable only to discrete data. 4c). In addition, the inferred graph provides a visual representation of the variables’ relationships. The bigger model is more flexible and in theory can capture highly non-linear relations among the attributes, and provide better continuous representation of the discrete data, via an autoencoder. Dube K, Gallagher T. Approach and Method for Generating Realistic Synthetic Electronic Healthcare Records for Secondary Use. Using synthetic test data generation to provision data for testing helps you in the following ways: Eliminate the risk of data breach by creating production-like data without sensitive content. From the performed experimental analysis, we observed that there is no single method that outperforms the others in all considered metrics. To obtain k in a data-driven manner, Dunson and Xing [22] proposed a Dirichlet process mixture of product multinomials to model high-dimensional multivariate categorical data. He then released samples that did not include any actual long form records - in this he preserved anonymity of the household. In our experiments, we set r=1000 records and used the entire set of synthetic data available. MPoM: The truncated Dirichlet process prior uses 30 clusters (k=30), concentration parameter α=10, and 10,000 Gibbs sampling steps with 1,000 burn-in steps, for both small-set and large-set. [29]. Features: Synthetic data generation as a masking function. This metric was used as it is the only metric, in our pool of utility metrics, that measures the similarity of the full real and synthetic data distributions, and not only the marginal distributions or only the relationship across variables. McClure D, Reiter JP. Synthetic Data Generation for End-to-End Thermal Infrared Tracking Abstract: The usage of both off-the-shelf and end-to-end trained deep networks have significantly improved the performance of visual tracking on RGB videos. Synthetic data generation is critical since it is an important factor in the quality of synthetic data; for example synthetic data that can be reverse engineered to identify real data would not be useful in privacy enhancement. Being completely anonymous synthetic data is exempt from data protection regulations. https://pythonhosted.org/libpgm/. The Synthetic Data Vault (SDV) enables end users to easily generate synthetic data for different data modalities, including single table, relational and time series data. 2014; 9(3–4):211–407. It consists of the following steps: (1) real data is split into training and test sets; (2) classifier is trained on the training set; (3) classifier is applied on both test set (real) and synthetic data; and (4) the ratio of the classification performances is calculated. Regarding the recall, all the methods except MC-MedGAN showed a recall around 0.9 for the smallest prescribed Hamming distances, indicating that the attacker could identify 90% of the patient records actually used for training. Model inference proceeds as follows. Top plot shows results for the scenario that an attacker tries to infer 4 unknown attributes out of 8 attributes in the dataset. In: Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange Conference: 2017. p. 1–8. This is likely due to the fact that with an increase in the size of the synthetic dataset, a better estimate of the synthetic data distribution is obtained. Walonoski J, Kramer M, Nichols J, Quina A, Moesel C, Hall D, Duffett C, Dube K, Gallagher T, McLachlan S. Synthea: An approach, method, and software mechanism for generating synthetic patients and the synthetic electronic health care record. Large values of Uc indicate disparities in the cluster memberships, suggesting differences in the distribution of real and synthetic data. For each method and each metric, we provided a brief discussion on their strengths and shortcomings, and hope that this discussion can be helpful in guiding researchers in identifying the most suitable approach for generating synthetic data for their specific application. In particular, we highlight the methods Mixture of Product of Multinomials (MPoM) and categorical latent Gaussian process (CLGP). This build can be used to generate more data. On the larger set, 40 variables, MC-MedGAN and MICE-DT show less than 1% of failures. Table 11 presents the log-cluster, attribute disclosure, and membership disclosure performance metrics for varying sizes of synthetic BREAST small-set datasets. The data is used to train the fraud detection system itself, thus creating the necessary adaptation of the system to a specific environment."[4]. During the training each network pushes the other to perform better. For CLGP, we performed approximate Bayesian inference (variational Bayes) which is computationally light compared to MCMC, however, inversion of the covariance matrix in Gaussian processes is the primary computational bottle-neck. 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