Date Added: Jan 2010
The problem of developing models and algorithms for multilevel association mining pose for new challenges for mathematics and computer science. These problems become more challenging, when some form of uncertainty like fuzziness is present in data or relationships in data. This paper proposes a multilevel fuzzy association rule mining models for extracting knowledge implicit in transactions database with different support at each level. The proposed algorithm adopts a top-down progressively deepening approach to derive large itemsets. This approach incorporates fuzzy boundaries instead of sharp boundary intervals.