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2018MNRAS.478.4225A - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 478, 4225-4237 (2018/August-2)

Automatic vetting of planet candidates from ground-based surveys: machine learning with NGTS.

ARMSTRONG D.J., GUNTHER M.N., McCORMAC J., SMITH A.M.S., BAYLISS D., BOUCHY F., BURLEIGH M.R., CASEWELL S., EIGMULLER P., GILLEN E., GOAD M.R., HODGKIN S.T., JENKINS J.S., LOUDEN T., METRAILLER L., POLLACCO D., POPPENHAEGER K., QUELOZ D., RAYNARD L., RAUER H., UDRY S., WALKER S.R., WATSON C.A., WEST R.G. and WHEATLEY P.J.

Abstract (from CDS):

State-of-the art exoplanet transit surveys are producing ever increasing quantities of data. To make the best use of this resource, in detecting interesting planetary systems or in determining accurate planetary population statistics, requires new automated methods. Here, we describe a machine learning algorithm that forms an integral part of the pipeline for the NGTS transit survey, demonstrating the efficacy of machine learning in selecting planetary candidates from multi-night ground-based survey data. Our method uses a combination of random forests and self-organizing maps to rank planetary candidates, achieving an AUC score of 97.6 per cent in ranking 12368 injected planets against 27496 false positives in the NGTS data. We build on past examples by using injected transit signals to form a training set, a necessary development for applying similar methods to upcoming surveys. We also make the autovet code used to implement the algorithm publicly accessible. autovet is designed to perform machine-learned vetting of planetary candidates, and can utilize a variety of methods. The apparent robustness of machine learning techniques, whether on space-based or the qualitatively different ground-based data, highlights their importance to future surveys such as TESS and PLATO and the need to better understand their advantages and pitfalls in an exoplanetary context.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): methods: data analysis - methods: statistical - planets and satellites: detection - planets and satellites: general

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