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Frequent itemset mining in big data with effective single scan algorithms

Djenouri, Youcef; Djenouri, Djamel; Chun-Wei Lin, Jerry; Belhadi, Asma


Youcef Djenouri

Jerry Chun-Wei Lin

Asma Belhadi


© 2013 IEEE. This paper considers frequent itemsets mining in transactional databases. It introduces a new accurate single scan approach for frequent itemset mining (SSFIM), a heuristic as an alternative approach (EA-SSFIM), as well as a parallel implementation on Hadoop clusters (MR-SSFIM). EA-SSFIM and MR-SSFIM target sparse and big databases, respectively. The proposed approach (in all its variants) requires only one scan to extract the candidate itemsets, and it has the advantage to generate a fixed number of candidate itemsets independently from the value of the minimum support. This accelerates the scan process compared with existing approaches while dealing with sparse and big databases. Numerical results show that SSFIM outperforms the state-of-the-art FIM approaches while dealing with medium and large databases. Moreover, EA-SSFIM provides similar performance as SSFIM while considerably reducing the runtime for large databases. The results also reveal the superiority of MR-SSFIM compared with the existing HPC-based solutions for FIM using sparse and big databases.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 9, 2018
Journal IEEE Access
Electronic ISSN 2169-3536
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Pages 68013-68026
APA6 Citation Djenouri, Y., Djenouri, D., Chun-Wei Lin, J., & Belhadi, A. (2018). Frequent itemset mining in big data with effective single scan algorithms. IEEE Access, 6, 68013-68026.
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