How to validate my result of anomaly detection using k means clustering??

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BR on 18 Aug 2017
Commented: BR on 19 Aug 2017
I had a synthetic data set with an artificially injected anomaly at some point. I wanted to detect that anomaly using unsupervised learning techniques. So, I ran some of the processing on the data and in the end finally used k means clustering to detect it. I used 3 clusters (coz that was the best solution possible) and finally got the locations of the added anomaly (using the distance metric from centroid) with some results for the other clusters as well.
Now how to critically evaluate the performance of my approach??

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 18 Aug 2017
How about just computing the percentage of time it correctly detected the anomaly?
If you wanted to go further you could very the distance from known centroids and compute the ROC curve.
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BR on 19 Aug 2017
Well, I think this is all i have to do. Coz for unsupervised learning, I think there's no way other than running the same clustering program for several times and calculating the number of times, it detected correctly.
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