Title: A novel approach for mining frequent patterns from incremental data

Authors: Rajni Jindal; Malaya Dutta Borah

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Shahabad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi-110042, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Shahabad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi-110042, India

Abstract: Incremental data can be defined as dynamic data that changes as time advances. Mining frequent patterns from such data is costly as most of the approaches need repetitive scanning and generates a large number of candidate keys. It is important to develop an efficient approach to enhance the performance of mining. This paper proposes a novel tree-based data structure for mining frequent pattern of incremental data called Tree for Incremental Mining of Frequent Pattern (TIMFP) which is compact as well as almost balanced. TIMFP is also suitable for interactive mining (build once and mine many). We have compared TIMFP with canonical-order tree (CanTree), Compressed and Arranged Transaction Sequences (CATS) Tree and Incremental Mining Binary Tree (IMBT). The experimental results show that the proposed work has better performance than other data structures compared in the paper in terms of time required for constructing the tree as well as mining frequent patterns from the tree.

Keywords: frequent patterns; frequent pattern mining; incremental data; dynamic data; data structures; tree-based data structure; binary tree; minimum support threshold; data mining.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDMMM.2016.079071

International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management, 2016 Vol.8 No.3, pp.244 - 264

Received: 14 Oct 2014
Accepted: 22 Apr 2015

Published online: 12 Sep 2016 *

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