Questions tagged [outlier]

For questions regarding outliers or unusual points in the data.

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Time Series:Outlier Detection

I have time series data which looks like the graph mentioned below. I am familiar with the method of removing outliers based on the standard deviation and median values. Drawback of these methods are ...
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Methods to detect this kind of outliers

Background I don't know much about (or to say anything) about data science or machine learning. But I'm interested in learning and thought this problem can be solved with machine learning. That's why ...
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How to scale outputs from AutoEncoder from multiple models?

I have a problem for which I have not been able to find any answers in my search so far. BACKGROUND I am working on an anomaly detection problem on machines utilising an auto-encoder. I am building ...
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How to distinguish between normal fluctuation and outliers in ARIMA model?

I have a dataset about sales per day of certain products at the ITEM/DAY/STORE level , I've plotted the series and visually examined it for any outliers, volatility, or irregularities. And this is ...
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Clustering unbalanced dataset

The data I am working on has some really large price values and some really small values. What I did was first perform feature bagging on the data and got them labelled to (0,1) and then did ...
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Outlier detection for Disk Space Usage

I would like to do outlier or anomaly detection on the disk free space data. Sample dataset as below (I don't have any label dataset): ...
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A Proper Outlier Detection For the Attached Figure

I am wondering how I could detect the red points as outliers using an algorithm (best method for this scenario) not through visualization since it is clear that they are outliers in the figure. ...
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How to find anomalies/outliers in Panel Data?

I have panel data based on 900000 different entities with 384 time steps and the data is not normally distributed. I am looking for outliers/anomalies, this is unsupervised as I have no examples of ...
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Why is my LOF algorithm producing the opposite result it should?

What could cause the local outlier factor (LOF) to output below 1.0 for outliers and above 1.0 for inliers? I have my code sort of working just by inverting the output, but I can't figure out what's ...
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Isolation Forest

Can some one please explain Isolation Forests more clearly? Everywhere I search, I find the same explanation: Isolation Forest ‘isolates’ observations by randomly selecting a feature and then ...
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Replacing mean by median over batch-size to lessen the impact of outliers

In the case of training a Neural Network on a regression task. Assuming the data has a significant amount of outliers. Provided that the error needs to be RMS and not MAE. Can it be better (as in less ...
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Algorithm suggestion for anomaly detection in multivariate time series data

I have time series data containing user actions at certain time intervals eg ...
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How to visualize change in a distribution with a few outliers that account for a very large percent of the total?

I'm working on an edtech product where some of our traffic lands on webpages about textbooks. Textbooks belong to subjects like Algebra, Calculus and Spanish. In each of our subjects, we have "...
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How to decide how many n_neighbors to consider while implementing LocalOutlierFactor?

I have a data set with rows: 134000 and columns: 200. I am trying to identify the outliers in data set using LocalOutlierFactor from scikit-learn. Although I ...
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which outlier detection technique?

I'm new to data science. I have a question on anomaly detection techniques. There are several anomaly detection techniques such as statistical, density based, depth based, clustering, etc.. Given a ...
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Gracefully removing observations with outliers in N fields

I have a function. ...
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Is there any formal explanation for the sensitivity of AdaBoost to outliers?

AdaBoost is known to be sensitive to outliers & noise. However, the explanation seems to be hard to found or nontrivial.
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Effect of outliers on Naive Bayes

Are Naive Bayes algorithms affected by outliers in the data? Suppose there is a data set, does one need to remove outliers before applying Naive Bayes?
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Why is Local Outlier Factor classified as Unsupervised if it requires training data with no outliers?

In Scikit-Learn, the Local Outlier Factor (LOF) algorithm is defined as an unsupervised anomaly detection method. So then I don't understand why this algorithm requires pre-filtered training data. ...
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Outliers handling

I have a large dataset of >100 columns with nearly all types of data. I want to remove outliers from my dataset for which purpose I've decided to use IQR. Problem is even when I apply quantile of 0.25/...
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Should I remove outliers if accuracy and Cross-Validation Score drop after removing them?

I have a binary classification problem, which I am solving using Scikit's RandomForestClassifier. When I plotted the (by far) most important features, as boxplots, to see if I have outliers in them, I ...
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Anomaly detection in nominal big data

I have to apply an anomaly detection algorithm on big data, the values of each column on my dataframe are nominal and vary over 10000 times, the algorithms I've found only accept numeric values, is ...
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Finding outliers from multiple files [closed]

I am dealing with a very strange problem. I have a lot of files. I need to show which files are similar and which one has exception/outliers using its data. I can show with unsupervised learning ...
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Cleaning the univariate dataset with high noise

At this time, I am having a dataset containing the operating duration for some sensors. This could be considered as a univariate dataset because it has only 1 dimension. For example: ...
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Best way to deal with realistically imbalanced dataset for Regression problem

I have a dataset where each object has a label between 0-1. Objects with label = 1 are very common but those with label = 0 are very rare. I am interested in predicting the label in unseen data. NOTE:...
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Practical examples/tutorials of using One-Class Support Vector Machines

I am a newbie in machine learning, and hope to solve an anomaly detection task using One-Class Support Vector Machines (OCSVM). ...
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Collinearity and Outlier Removal

I am playing with a credit fraud detection dataset at Kaggle. An imbalanced dataset with about 0.1% of fraud transaction. The features are 28 PCs out from a PCA exercise done by the data publisher + ...
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Which order is correct Feature Selection then Outlier Detection or vice versa?

which of these orders is correct? First (Feature Selection) Second (Outlier Detection) or First (Outlier Detection) Second (Feature Selection)
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How to use Autoencoders for outlier detection on images

I have a bunch of images taken from a camera showing a pipe and would like to detect if the pipe is leaking or not. There are very few examples of leaking pipe in the data set. So considering this ...
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Is there an upper bound for k in nearest neighbors-based methods?

When applying a nearest neighbors-based method to a data of, for instance, 2000 points, what is the largest number of neighbors that can be considered ? I am using a nearest neighbors method in an ...
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How to make multiple regression perform better for outliers? (without reducing effect of them)

I have a small dataset(about 60 samples) and I need it to predict well for high target values. There are only a few high values and all models I tried perform poorly for these high values. So I ...
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Replace Values in Vector on Specific Place in R

I want to make $5^{th}$,$10^{th}$,$15^{th}$,$20^{th}$ and $25^{th}$ values of vector an outlier in all xs by using x1 [5]+OT1,...
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Probabilistic Outlier Detection (edited + clarified)

Measured data $D \in \mathbb{R}^3$, every $d^i \in D$ is $d^i_{(x)}$, where the $x=[x_1, x_2]$. Simply said, the measured data are function of $x$. It is known, the dependency is linear, such as: $$...
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Can we use doc2vec to detect outlier documents?

I have a set of documents and I want to identify and remove the outlier documents. I am just wondering if doc2vec can be used for this task. Or are there any recently evolved, promising algorithms ...
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Should we identify outliers from population prior to taking sample?

I am revising undergrad statistics course via this course, where i am learning techniques to pull out sample from population. While ensuring that sample is a decent representative of the population, ...
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Taking advatage of the frequency of an outlier

I'm doing outlier detection (Conditional Outliers) on a multivariate time series. The outliers appear every 2 weeks $\pm$ 4 days. How can I incorporate this prior in my models, to reduce the number ...
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Why replacing null values with outliers?

I have been watching a tutorial on stock price prediction with multivariate linear regression and the tutor replaces missing value data, NaN, with the outlier -99999. Why and how do replacements like ...
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Remove Local Outliers from Dataframe using pandas

Could someone please suggest how to remove local outliers from the dataframe? I have the code to detect the local outliers, but I need help removing them(setting these values to zero) in the dataframe....
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LOF gives same number of outliers irrespective of parameters

I am running lof algorithm for around 100k 2d points. Each time, I run the lof algorithm with different n_neighbours parameter, I get the same number of points as outliers. It's always 10% of the ...
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Unsupervised Clustering of 6-d vectors

I have 17k vectors, each having 6 points, I want to cluster the vectors based on nature of points, eg. linearly increasing into one cluster, convex in another cluster, concave in another, decreasing ...
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Implement Sliding Window Algorithm to Detect Spikes

How do I implement sliding window algorithm with a window size of 10 and visualize the data iteratively to see spikes/possible outliers in the dataframe, using python? Please help a beginner.
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Outlier detection with sklearn

I've been reading the sklearn documentation on outlier detection, and even the examples provided by the documentation. Once I have fitted my dataset, all I can do is apply the predict function to the ...
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Using local outlier factor score to detect outliers at run time

I am using LOF ( local Outlier factor) to detect outliers in my data. I get LOF score as outlier distance. this unsupervised learning doesnt help to detect outliers at run time. So I want to use my ...
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Handling outliers and Null values in Decision tree

Outliers : As I understand, decision trees are robust to outliers. Can anybody please confirm if my hypothesis is right with an example? (What if I have a features ranging from 0 to 9 but there is an ...
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Understanding a Box plot

I have a dataset and I have tried plotting it in a box plot after loading the csv in usings pandas. The plot itself is given below. I need to understand why the x1 ...
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Principal Component Analysis and abnormal data

I know that PCA is good in differentiating between anomalies and normal data and it helps to differentiate between them when it tries to transfer the data to another dimension. I mean it can somehow ...
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Multivariate outlier detection with isolation forest..How to detect most effective features?

I am trying to detect outliers in my data-set with 5000 observations and 800 features. I have followed the simple steps told in http://scikit-learn.org/stable/auto_examples/ensemble/...
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General methods outlier detection

What are general methods for outlier detection that do not assume any underlying distribution in the data? I have a dataset with the prizes of the rents in London, as well as their location, number of ...
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Is there any tool to remove outlier from dataset?

I have a multivariate data set and the target variable is nominal. I want to remove outliers from my dataset. Is there any tool that can help me or I have to write the code by myself?
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outlier detection in time serie without using windows [closed]

I would like to know if it's possible to detect outliers in a time-serie with an outlier score computed given the whole dataset and not given windows