Local Exceptionality Detection in Time Series Using Subgroup Discovery: An Approach Exemplified on Team Interaction Data


In this paper, we present a novel approach for local exceptionality detection on time series data. This method provides the ability to discover interpretable patterns in the data, which can be used to understand and predict the progression of a time series. As an exploratory approach, the results can be used to generate hypotheses about the relationships between the variables describing a specific process and its dynamics. We detail our approach in a concrete instantiation and exemplary implementation, specifically in the field of teamwork research. Using a real-world dataset of team interactions we discuss the results and showcase the presented novel analysis options. In addition, we outline possible implications of the results in terms of understanding teamwork.

Discovery Science