Summarization of association rules in multi-tier granule mining

Li, Yuefeng & Wu, Jingtong (2012) Summarization of association rules in multi-tier granule mining. The IEEE Intelligent Informatics Bulletin, 13(1), pp. 21-29.

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It is a big challenge to find useful associations in databases for user specific needs. The essential issue is how to provide efficient methods for describing meaningful associations and pruning false discoveries or meaningless ones. One major obstacle is the overwhelmingly large volume of discovered patterns.

This paper discusses an alternative approach called multi-tier granule mining to improve frequent association mining. Rather than using patterns, it uses granules to represent knowledge implicitly contained in databases. It also uses multi-tier structures and association mappings to represent association rules in terms of granules. Consequently, association rules can be quickly accessed and meaningless association rules can be justified according to the association mappings. Moreover, the proposed structure is also an precise compression of patterns which can restore the original supports. The experimental results shows that the proposed approach is promising.

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ID Code: 59433
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: knowledge discovery in databases, association rule mining, granule mining, pattern mining, decision rules, support restoration
ISSN: 1727-6004
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE Computer Society
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Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:44

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