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Overview of Itemset Utility Mining and its Applications

by O.P.Vyas, Jyothi Pillai
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 5 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2010
Authors: O.P.Vyas, Jyothi Pillai

O.P.Vyas, Jyothi Pillai . Overview of Itemset Utility Mining and its Applications. International Journal of Computer Applications. 5, 11 ( August 2010), 9-13. DOI=10.5120/956-1333

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An emerging topic in the field of data mining is Utility Mining. The main objective of Utility Mining is to identify the itemsets with highest utilities, by considering profit, quantity, cost or other user preferences. Mining High Utility itemsets from a transaction database is to find itemsets that have utility above a user-specified threshold. Itemset Utility Mining is an extension of Frequent Itemset mining, which discovers itemsets that occur frequently. In many real-life applications, high-utility itemsets consist of rare items. Rare itemsets provide useful information in different decision-making domains such as business transactions, medical, security, fraudulent transactions, retail communities. For example, in a supermarket, customers purchase microwave ovens or frying pans rarely as compared to bread, washing powder, soap. But the former transactions yield more profit for the supermarket. Similarly, the high-profit rare itemsets are found to be very useful in many application areas. For example, in medical application, the rare combination of symptoms can provide useful insights for doctors [21]. A retail business may be interested in identifying its most valuable customers i.e. who contribute a major fraction of overall company profit[10]. Several researches about itemset utility mining were proposed. In this paper, a literature survey of various algorithms for high utility rare itemset mining has been presented.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Utility Mining High-utility itemsets Rare itemsets Frequent Itemset mining