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Discovery of interesting association rules using genetic algorithm with adaptive mutation


Kabir, MMJ and Xu, S and Kang, BH and Zhao, Z, Discovery of interesting association rules using genetic algorithm with adaptive mutation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 22nd International Conference, ICONIP 2015 - Neural Information Processing, 09-12 November 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 96-105. ISBN 978-3-319-26534-6 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26535-3_12


Association rule mining is the process of discovering useful and interesting rules from large datasets. Traditional association rule mining algorithms depend on a user specified minimum support and confidence values. These constraints introduce two major challenges in real world applications: exponential search space and a dataset dependent minimum support value. Data analyzers must specify suitable dataset dependent minimum support value for mining tasks although they might have no knowledge regarding the dataset and these algorithms generate a huge number of unnecessary rules. To overcome these kinds of problems, recently several researchers framed association rule mining problem as a multi objective problem. In this paper, we propose ARMGAAM, a new evolutionary algorithm, which generates a reduced set of association rules and optimizes several measures that are present in different degrees based on the datasets are used. To accomplish this, our method extends the existing ARMGA model for performing an evolutionary learning, while introducing a reinitialization process along with an adaptive mutation method. Moreover, this approach maximizes conditional probability, lift, net confidence and performance in order to obtain a set of rules which are interesting, useful and easy to comprehend. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated over a few real world datasets.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:data mining, ARMGA, positive association rules, genetic algorithm, conditional probability
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Machine learning
Research Field:Neural networks
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kabir, MMJ (Mr Mir Kabir)
UTAS Author:Xu, S (Dr Shuxiang Xu)
UTAS Author:Kang, BH (Professor Byeong Kang)
UTAS Author:Zhao, Z (Dr Zongyuan Zhao)
ID Code:104664
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-11-18
Last Modified:2018-01-16

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