An Efficient Compression Technique for Vertical Mining Methods

An Efficient Compression Technique for Vertical Mining Methods

Mafruz Ashrafi (Monash University, Australia), David Taniar (Monash University, Australia) and Kate Smith (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 31
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-271-8.ch006


Association rule mining is one of the most widely used data mining techniques. To achieve a better performance, many efficient algorithms have been proposed. Despite these efforts, many of these algorithms require a large amount of main memory to enumerate all frequent itemsets, especially when the dataset is large or the user-specified support is low. Thus, it becomes apparent that we need to have an efficient main memory handling technique, which allows association rule mining algorithms to handle larger datasets in the main memory. To achieve this goal, in this chapter we propose an algorithm for vertical association rule mining that compresses a vertical dataset in an efficient manner, using bit vectors. Our performance evaluations show that the compression ratio attained by our proposed technique is better than those of the other well-known techniques.

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