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Batch Processing for Incremental FP-tree Construction

by PVGD Prasad Reddy, Geeta R. B., Shashikumar G. Totad
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 5 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2010
Authors: PVGD Prasad Reddy, Geeta R. B., Shashikumar G. Totad

PVGD Prasad Reddy, Geeta R. B., Shashikumar G. Totad . Batch Processing for Incremental FP-tree Construction. International Journal of Computer Applications. 5, 5 ( August 2010), 28-32. DOI=10.5120/910-1288

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author = { PVGD Prasad Reddy, Geeta R. B., Shashikumar G. Totad },
title = { Batch Processing for Incremental FP-tree Construction },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
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Frequent Patterns are very important in knowledge discovery and data mining process such as mining of association rules, correlations etc. Prefix-tree based approach is one of the contemporary approaches for mining frequent patterns. FP-tree is a compact representation of transaction database that contains frequency information of all relevant Frequent Patterns (FP) in a dataset. Since the introduction of FP-growth algorithm for FP-tree construction, three major algorithms have been proposed, namely AFPIM, CATS tree, and CanTree, that have adopted FP-tree for incremental mining of frequent patterns. All of the three methods perform incremental mining by processing one transaction of the incremental database at a time and updating it to the FP-tree of the initial (original) database. Here in this paper we propose a novel method to take advantage of FP-tree representation of incremental transaction database for incremental mining. We propose “Batch Incremental Tree (BIT)” algorithm to merge two small consecutive duration FP-trees to obtain a FP-tree that is equivalent of FP-tree obtained when the entire database is processed at once from the beginning of the first duration to the end of the second duration. For large databases, our experimental results show significant reduction in runtime of the BIT algorithm compared to the runtime of sequential incremental algorithms.

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