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An Improved Approach to High Level Privacy Preserving Itemset Mining

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Executive Summary

Privacy preserving association rule mining has triggered the development of many privacy-preserving data mining techniques. A large fraction of them use randomized data distortion techniques to mask the data for preserving. This paper proposes a new transaction randomization method which is a combination of the fake transaction randomization method and a new per-transaction randomization method. This method distorts the items within each transaction and ensures a higher level of data privacy in comparison to the previous approaches. The per-transaction randomization method involves a randomization function to replace the item by a random number guarantying privacy within the transaction also.

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