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Class association rule mining for large and dense databases with parallel processing of genetic network programming

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Among several methods of extracting association rules that have been reported, a new evolutionary computation method named genetic network programming (GNP) has also shown its effectiveness for small datasets that have a relatively small number of attributes. The aim of this paper is to propose a new method to extract association rules from large and dense datasets with a huge amount of attributes using GNP. It consists of two-level of processing. Server level where conventional GNP based mining method runs in parallel and client level where files are considered as individuals and genetic operations are carried out over them. The algorithm starts dividing the large dataset into small datasets with appropriate size, and then each of them are dealt with GNP in parallel processing. The new association rules obtained in each generation are stored in a general global pool. We compared several genetic operators applied to the individuals in the global level. The proposed method showed remarkable improvements on simulations.

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Evolutionary Computation, 2007. CEC 2007. IEEE Congress on

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25-28 Sept. 2007