Algorithms for Spatial Outlier Detection

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Algorithms for Spatial Outlier Detection
A spatial outlier is a spatially referenced object whose non-spatial attribute values are significantly different from the values of its neighborhood. Identification of spatial outliers can lead to the discovery of unexpected, interesting, and useful spatial patterns for further analysis. One drawback of existing methods is that normal objects tend to be falsely detected as spatial outliers when their neighborhood contains true spatial outliers. In this paper, we propose a suite of spatial outlier detection algorithms to overcome this disadvantage. We formulate the spatial outlier detection problem in a general way and design algorithms which can accurately detect spatial outliers. In addition, using a real-world census data set, we demonstrate that our approaches can not only avoid detecting false spatial outliers but also find true spatial outliers ignored by existing methods.
Chang-Tien Lu, Dechang Chen, Yufeng Kou
Added 04 Jul 2010
Updated 04 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICDM
Authors Chang-Tien Lu, Dechang Chen, Yufeng Kou
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