Anomaly detection on social media using ARIMA models
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis explores whether it is possible to capture communication patterns from web-forums and detect anomalous user behaviour. Data from individuals on web-forums can be downloaded using web-crawlers, and tools as LIWC can make the data meaningful. If user data can be distinguished from white noise, statistical models such as ARIMA can be parametrized to identify the underlying structure and forecast data. It turned out that if enough data is captured, ARIMA models could suggest underlying patterns, therefore anomalous data can be identified. The anomalous data might suggest a change in the users' behaviour.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 38 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269189DiVA: diva2:882392
Ashcroft, MichaelGällmo, Olle