Anomaly detection in data represented as graphs

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Anomaly detection in data represented as graphs
An important area of data mining is anomaly detection, particularly for fraud. However, little work has been done in terms of detecting anomalies in data that is represented as a graph. In this paper we present graph-based approaches to uncovering anomalies in domains where the anomalies consist of unexpected entity/relationship alterations that closely resemble non-anomalous behavior. We have developed three algorithms for the purpose of detecting anomalies in all three types of possible graph changes: label modifications, vertex/edge insertions and vertex/edge deletions. Each of our algorithms focuses on one of these anomalous types, using the minimum description length principle to first discover the normative pattern. Once the common pattern is known, each algorithm then uses a different approach to discover particular anomalous types. In this paper, we validate all three approaches using synthetic data, verifying that each of the algorithms on graphs and anomalies of varying siz...
William Eberle, Lawrence B. Holder
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Updated 14 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where IDA
Authors William Eberle, Lawrence B. Holder
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