Detection of e-Commerce Anomalies using LSTM-recurrent Neural Networks

Merih Bozbura, Hunkar Tunc, Miray Kusak, C. Sakar

Abstract

As the e-commerce sales grow in global retail sector year by year, detecting anomalies that occur in the most important key performance indicators (KPI) in real-time has become a critical requirement for e-commerce companies. Such anomalies that may arise from software updates, server failures, or incorrect price entries cause substantial revenue loss in the meantime until they are detected with their root-causes. In this paper, we present a comparative analysis of various anomaly detection methods in detecting e-commerce anomalies. For this purpose, we first present the univariate analysis of six commonly used anomaly detection methods on two important KPIs of an e-commerce website. The highest F1 Scores and recall values on the test sets of both KPIs are obtained using Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) network, showing that LSTM fits better to the dynamics of e-commerce KPIs than time-series based prediction methods. Then, in addition to the univariate analysis of the methods, we feed the campaign information into LSTM network considering that campaigns have significant effects on the values of KPIs in e-commerce domain and this information can be helpful to prevent false positives that may occur in the campaign periods. The results also show that constructing a multivariate LSTM by feeding the campaign information as an additional input improves the adaptability of the model to sudden changes occurring in campaign periods.

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Bozbura M., Tunc H., Kusak M. and Sakar C. (2019). Detection of e-Commerce Anomalies using LSTM-recurrent Neural Networks.In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA, ISBN 978-989-758-377-3, pages 217-224. DOI: 10.5220/0007924502170224


in Bibtex Style

@conference{data19,
author={Merih Bozbura and Hunkar Tunc and Miray Kusak and C. Sakar},
title={Detection of e-Commerce Anomalies using LSTM-recurrent Neural Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,},
year={2019},
pages={217-224},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007924502170224},
isbn={978-989-758-377-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,
TI - Detection of e-Commerce Anomalies using LSTM-recurrent Neural Networks
SN - 978-989-758-377-3
AU - Bozbura M.
AU - Tunc H.
AU - Kusak M.
AU - Sakar C.
PY - 2019
SP - 217
EP - 224
DO - 10.5220/0007924502170224