Title: Closed multidimensional sequential pattern mining

Authors: Panida Songram, Veera Boonjing

Addresses: Software Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. ' Software Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: We propose a new method, called closed multidimensional sequential pattern mining, for mining multidimensional sequential patterns. The new method is an integration of closed sequential pattern mining and closed itemset pattern mining. This integration is performed in two approaches: mining closed itemset patterns followed by mining closed sequential patterns and mining closed sequential patterns followed by mining closed itemset patterns. For the new method, it is shown that (1) the number of complete closed multidimensional sequential patterns is not larger than the number of complete multidimensional sequential patterns; (2) the set of complete closed multidimensional sequential patterns covers the complete resulting set of multidimensional sequential patterns. In addition, mining using closed itemset pattern mining on multidimensional information would mine only multidimensional information associated with mined closed sequential patterns, and mining using closed sequential pattern mining on sequences would mine only sequences associated with mined closed itemset patterns. Moreover, we experimentally investigated using these two integration approaches to determine factors affecting the number of candidate patterns. The experiment results show that the first approach gives less number of patterns than the second on the datasets with few dimensions. For the data sets with many dimensions, the results are opposite.

Keywords: closed multidimensional pattern mining; closed itemset pattern mining; closed sequential pattern mining; data mining; sequential patterns.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2008.019752

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2008 Vol.2 No.4, pp.460 - 479

Available online: 29 Jul 2008 *

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