I'm trying to solve a time series forecasting problem, where the main goal is to read data with various alarm logs and make a prediction about what may happen in the future.
Specifically, my data is a stream of alert data, where at each time stamp, information such as the alert monitoring system, the location of the problem etc. are stored in the alert. These fields are all categorical variables.
If someone already had an identical problem, it could help me find the best technologies and which ML models are most used in these cases and some practical examples of models.
I need to predict multiple occurrencies of future alarms. In this case the response variable is problem name.
**I know that in a pre-processing phase I have to encode the variables.
my goal is to have a multi-step output of the "problem name" label. This label is not numeric or percentual, its a string (categorical variable). i guess i will have to feed a model with data resembling something like this (after noramalization):
I guess that for this problem I will have to use LSTM models but my problem is that all the examples I see are trying to predicte continuous values, such as temperatures or stock values. Are any models (and special layers) targeting this kind of problems? Any good examples available online?