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As often happens, I usually do many thing in the same time, so during a break while I was working for a new post on applications of mutual information in data mining, I read the interesting paper suggested by Sandro Saitta on his blog (dataminingblog) related to the outlier detection.

...Usually such behavior is not proficient to obtain good results, but this time I think that the change of prospective has been positive!

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**Approach based on Mutual Information**

Before to explain my approach I have to say that I have not had time to check in literature if this method has been already implemented (please drop a comment if someone find out a reference! ... I don't want take improperly credits).

The aim of the method is to remove iteratively the sorted Z-Scores till the mutual information between the Z-Scores and the candidates outlier **I(Z|outlier) **increases.

At each step the candidate outlier is the Z-score having the highest absolute value.

Basically, respect the Chebyschev method, there is no pre-fixed threshold.

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some comparative results:

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