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Outlier detection from large distributed databases


In this paper, we present an innovative system, coined as DISTROD (a.k.a DISTRibuted Outlier Detector), for detecting outliers, namely abnormal instances or observations, from multiple large distributed databases. DISTROD is able to effectively detect the so-called global outliers from distributed databases that are consistent with those produced by the centralized detection paradigm. DISTROD is equipped with a number of optimization/boosting strategies which empower it to significantly enhance its speed performance and reduce its communication overhead. Experimental evaluation demonstrates the good performance of DISTROD in terms of speed and communication overhead.

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Zhang, J., Tao, X. & Wang, H. Outlier detection from large distributed databases. World Wide Web 17, 539–568 (2014).

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  • Data mining
  • Distributed database
  • Outlier detection