Efficient mining of Fuzzy Association Rules from the Pre-Processed Dataset


  • Zahra Farzanyar IDepartment of Computer Engineering
  • Mohammadreza Kangavari Department of Computer Engineering


Knowledge discovery, data mining, fuzzy association rule, linguistic terms, domain ontology


Association rule mining is an active data mining research area. Recent years have witnessed many efforts on discovering fuzzy associations. The key strength of fuzzy association rule mining is its completeness. This strength, however, comes with a major drawback to handle large datasets. It often produces a huge number of candidate itemsets. The huge number of candidate itemsets makes it ineffective for a data mining system to analyze them. In the end, it produces a huge number of fuzzy associations. This is particularly true for datasets whose attributes are highly correlated. The huge number of fuzzy associations makes it very difficult for a human user to analyze them. Existing research has shown that most of the discovered rules are actually redundant or insignificant. In this paper, we propose a novel technique to overcome these problems; we are preprocessing the data tuples by focusing on similar behaviour attributes and ontology. Finally, the efficiency and advantages of this algorithm have been proved by experimental results.


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Farzanyar, Z., & Kangavari, M. (2012). Efficient mining of Fuzzy Association Rules from the Pre-Processed Dataset. COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS, 31(2), 331–347. Retrieved from https://www.cai.sk/ojs/index.php/cai/article/view/943