A data mining algorithm for fuzzy transaction data

A data mining algorithm for fuzzy transaction data The main purpose of this paper is to propose a data mining algorithm for finding interesting association rules from given sets of fuzzy transaction data. To efficiently resolve the ambiguity frequently arising in available information and do more justice to the essential fuzziness in human judgment and preference, the trapezoidal fuzzy numbers are used to describe the fuzzy assessments of transaction data. Then, combining the concepts of fuzzy set theory and the priori algorithms, the interesting item sets are found to construct the association rules. Finally, a numerical example is used to demonstrate the computational process of proposed data mining algorithm. By utilizing this data mining algorithm, the decision-makers’ fuzzy assessments with various rating attitudes can be taken into account in the data mining process to assure more convincing and accurate knowledge discovery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

A data mining algorithm for fuzzy transaction data

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-013-9934-1
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Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to propose a data mining algorithm for finding interesting association rules from given sets of fuzzy transaction data. To efficiently resolve the ambiguity frequently arising in available information and do more justice to the essential fuzziness in human judgment and preference, the trapezoidal fuzzy numbers are used to describe the fuzzy assessments of transaction data. Then, combining the concepts of fuzzy set theory and the priori algorithms, the interesting item sets are found to construct the association rules. Finally, a numerical example is used to demonstrate the computational process of proposed data mining algorithm. By utilizing this data mining algorithm, the decision-makers’ fuzzy assessments with various rating attitudes can be taken into account in the data mining process to assure more convincing and accurate knowledge discovery.

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Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 28, 2013

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