On the Correlation Between Local Intrinsic Dimensionality and Outlierness

  • Michael E. Houle
  • Erich SchubertEmail author
  • Arthur Zimek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11223)


Data mining methods for outlier detection are usually based on non-parametric density estimates in various variations. Here we argue for the use of local intrinsic dimensionality as a measure of outlierness and demonstrate empirically that it is a meaningful alternative and complement to classic methods.


Outlier detection Intrinsic dimensionality Comparison 



M. E. Houle supported by JSPS Kakenhi Kiban (B) Research Grant 18H03296.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of InformaticsChiyoda-kuJapan
  2. 2.Heidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.University of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

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