High-Dimensional Neural-Based Outlier Detection

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Vortragende(r) Daniel Popovic
Vortragstyp Diplomarbeit
Betreuer(in) Edouard Fouché
Termin Fr 6. Oktober 2017
Kurzfassung Outlier detection in high-dimensional spaces is a challenging task because of consequences of the curse of dimensionality. Neural networks have recently gained in popularity for a wide range of applications due to the availability of computational power and large training data sets. Several studies examine the application of different neural network models, such an autoencoder, self-organising maps and restricted Boltzmann machines, for outlier detection in mainly low-dimensional data sets. In this diploma thesis we investigate if these neural network models can scale to high-dimensional spaces, adapt the useful neural network-based algorithms to the task of high-dimensional outlier detection, examine data-driven parameter selection strategies for these algorithms, develop suitable outlier score metrics for these models and investigate the possibility of identifying the outlying dimensions for detected outliers.