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Symbolic data analysis as a tool for credit fraud detection

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2022/12/12 19:33
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Andrzej Dudek and Marcin Pełka Andrzej Dudek: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu Marcin Pełka: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu
Abstract
It can be said that the money fraud problem is as old as money itself. The development of new technologies allows criminals to develop new ways of fraud and also provides new methods to prevent them. The process of identifying if a newly authorised transaction is a case of fraudulent or genuine transaction is called fraud detection (Maes et al. 2002). Many classical methods can be used to detect money frauds. This paper proposes to apply symbolic data analysis methods which allow describing objects in a more precise and complex way in order to handle the credit card fraud detection problem. The main hypothesis is that the decision tree for symbolic data is a better tool in credit card fraud detection than other methods. Symbolic data analysis unlike classical data analysis allows describing objects in a more complex way. Symbolic data analysis makes it possible to take into account all variability and uncertainty in the data and provides suitable methods and techniques to deal with such data (see: Bock Diday 2000; Billard Diday 2006). The first part is the introduction that describes the problem of credit card fraud detection and presents literature that deals with this problem. The second part presents the basic ideas of symbolic data analysis describes all the models that will be applied in the empirical part (decision tree for symbolic data logistic regression for symbolic data k-nearest neighbour method for symbolic data and kernel discriminant analysis for symbolic data)
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credit card ; fraud detection ; symbolic data ; machine learning ; R software (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Year Published
2022
Series
Bank i Kredyt 2022 vol. 53 issue 6 587-604
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