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Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 3rd Edition by Micheline Kamber, Jian Pei, Jiawei Han

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12.2 Outlier Detection Methods

There are many outlier detection methods in the literature and in practice. Here, we present two orthogonal ways to categorize outlier detection methods. First, we categorize outlier detection methods according to whether the sample of data for analysis is given with domain expert–provided labels that can be used to build an outlier detection model. Second, we divide methods into groups according to their assumptions regarding normal objects versus outliers.

12.2.1 Supervised, Semi-Supervised, and Unsupervised Methods

If expert-labeled examples of normal and/or outlier objects can be obtained, they can be used to build outlier detection models. The methods used can be divided into supervised methods, semi-supervised ...

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