Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_54
Title: Detecting aggregate incongruities in XML
Authors: Hsu, W. 
Lau, Q.P. 
Lee, M.L. 
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Hsu, W.,Lau, Q.P.,Lee, M.L. (2009). Detecting aggregate incongruities in XML. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5463 : 601-615. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_54
Abstract: The problem of identifying deviating patterns in XML repositories has important applications in data cleaning, fraud detection, and stock market analysis. Current methods determine data discrepancies by assessing whether the data conforms to the expected distribution of its immediate neighborhood. This approach may miss interesting deviations involving aggregated information. For example, the average number of transactions of a particular bank account may be exceptionally high as compared to other accounts with similar profiles. Such incongruity could only be revealed through aggregating appropriate data and analyzing the aggregated results in the associated neighborhood. This neighborhood is implicitly encapsulated in the XML structure. In addition, the hierarchical nature of the XML structure reflects the different levels of abstractions in the real world. This work presents a framework that detects incongruities in aggregate information. It utilizes the inherent characteristics of the XML structure to systematically aggregate leaf-level data and propagate the aggregated information up the hierarchy. The aggregated information is analyzed using a novel method by first clustering similar data, then, assuming a statistical distribution and identifying aggregate incongruity within the clusters. Experiments results indicate that the proposed approach is effective in detecting interesting discrepancies in a real world bank data set.
Source Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/40866
ISBN: 9783642008863
ISSN: 03029743
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_54
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