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Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 3rd Edition by Micheline Kamber, Jian Pei, Jiawei Han

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6.2 Frequent Itemset Mining Methods

In this section, you will learn methods for mining the simplest form of frequent patterns such as those discussed for market basket analysis in Section 6.1.1. We begin by presenting Apriori, the basic algorithm for finding frequent itemsets (Section 6.2.1). In Section 6.2.2, we look at how to generate strong association rules from frequent itemsets. Section 6.2.3 describes several variations to the Apriori algorithm for improved efficiency and scalability. Section 6.2.4 presents pattern-growth methods for mining frequent itemsets that confine the subsequent search space to only the data sets containing the current frequent itemsets. Section 6.2.5 presents methods for mining frequent itemsets that take advantage ...

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