Fast memory efficient local outlier detection in data streams (Extended abstract)
Outlier detection is an important task in data mining. With the growing need to analyze high speed data streams, the task of outlier detection becomes even more challenging as traditional outlier detection techniques can no longer assume that all the data can be stored for processing. While the wellknown Local Outlier Factor (LOF) algorithm has an incremental version (called iLOF), it assumes unbounded memory to keep all previous data points. In this paper, we propose a memory efficient incremental local outlier (MiLOF) detection algorithm for data streams, and a more flexible version (MiLOF F), both have an accuracy close to iLOF but within a fixed memory bound. In addition MiLOF F is robust to changes in the number of data points, underlying clusters and dimensions in the data stream.