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Direct Discrimination Aware Data Mining

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 95 - Number 25
Year of Publication: 2014
Deepali Jagtap
Shirish S. Sane

Deepali Jagtap and Shirish S Sane. Article: Direct Discrimination Aware Data Mining. International Journal of Computer Applications 95(25):29-33, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Deepali Jagtap and Shirish S. Sane},
	title = {Article: Direct Discrimination Aware Data Mining},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {95},
	number = {25},
	pages = {29-33},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


With the advent of data mining, in many applications the automated decision making systems are used to make fair decision, but there can be discrimination hidden in the decision made by system. Discrimination refers to treating person or entity unfairly based on their membership to a certain group. Discrimination can be observed not only in social sense but also in data mining. People do not want discrimination on the basis of gender, age, nationality, race etc. and many more; therefore it is important to prevent such discrimination. Discrimination prevention mainly consists of two steps: first is discrimination discovery and second is data transformation. The data transformation follows similar approach to that of data sanitization that is used in privacy preservation. Various discrimination measures can be used to analyze its effect on quality of the original dataset.


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