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The effects of synthetically augmented training data on parameter tuning for anomaly detection algorithms
Author(s): Leonard Lightfoot; Ellen Laubie; Joseph Natarian
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Paper Abstract

While many years of research have been dedicated to anomaly detection algorithms and their applications, little research has been devoted to the act of tuning parameters to perfect the performance of these algorithms. This paper investigates three anomaly detection algorithms (Local Outlier Factor, wavelet decomposition, and a simple sliding threshold) and the effect of synthetically augmented training data on the resulting false positive and false negative rates. Four datasets were developed by injecting varying quantities of synthetic anomalies (0.1%, 1%, 5% and 10%) into naturally sampled light sensor data collected from a wireless sensor network. A five-fold cross validation method was implemented for training and testing with the results of each training set applied to all four test sets. The false positive and false negative rates, the traditional accuracy, and the geometric means were analyzed to determine the relationship of the number of anomalies assumed to occur in a test environment, the number of anomalies that actually occur in the environment, and the resulting performance of the anomaly detection algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8062, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2011, 80620M (23 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883526
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Leonard Lightfoot, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ellen Laubie, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Joseph Natarian, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8062:
Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2011
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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