Dec. 10, 2012 to Dec. 13, 2012
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICDM.2012.51
Effective outlier detection requires the data to be described by a set of features that captures the behavior of normal data while emphasizing those characteristics of outliers which make them different than normal data. In this work, we present a novel non-parametric evaluation criterion for filter-based feature selection which caters to outlier detection problems. The proposed method seeks the subset of features that represents the inherent characteristics of the normal dataset while forcing outliers to stand out, making them more easily distinguished by outlier detection algorithms. Experimental results on real datasets show the advantage of our feature selection algorithm compared to popular and state-of-the-art methods. We also show that the proposed algorithm is able to overcome the small sample space problem and perform well on highly imbalanced datasets. Furthermore, due to the highly parallelizable nature of the feature selection, we implement the algorithm on a graphics processing unit (GPU) to gain significant speedup over the serial version. The benefits of the GPU implementation are two-fold, as its performance scales very well in terms of the number of features, as well as the number of data points.
GPU Acceleration, Feature Selection, Outlier Detection, Imbalanced Data
Fatemeh Azmandian, Ayse Yilmazer, Jennifer G. Dy, Javed A. Aslam, David R. Kaeli, "GPU-Accelerated Feature Selection for Outlier Detection Using the Local Kernel Density Ratio", ICDM, 2012, 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2012), 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2012) 2012, pp. 51-60, doi:10.1109/ICDM.2012.51