2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Data Mining (2006)
Dec. 18, 2006 to Dec. 22, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICDM.2006.75
Sanjay Chawla , University of Sydney, Australia
Florian Verhein , University of Sydney, Australia
In our geometric view, an itemset is a vector (itemvector) in the space of transactions. Linear and potentially non-linear transformations can be applied to the itemvectors before mining patterns. Aggregation functions and interestingness measures can be applied to the transformed vectors and pushed inside the mining process. We show that interesting itemset mining can be carried out by instantiating four abstract functions: a transformation (g), an algebraic aggregation operator () and measures (f and F). For Frequent Itemset Mining (FIM), g and F are identity transformations, is intersection and f is the cardinality. Based on this geometric view we present a novel algorithm that uses space linear in the number of 1-itemsets to mine all interesting itemsets in a single pass over the data, with no candidate generation. It scales (roughly) linearly in running time with the number of interesting itemsets. FIM experiments show that it outperforms FPGrowth on realistic datasets above a small support threshold (0.29% and 1.2% in our experiments) .
Sanjay Chawla, Florian Verhein, "Geometrically Inspired Itemset Mining", 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Data Mining, vol. 00, no. , pp. 655-666, 2006, doi:10.1109/ICDM.2006.75