Date Added: Jul 2012
Several researchers have explored the temporal aspect of association rules mining. In this paper, the authors focus on the cyclic association rules, in order to discover correlations among items characterized by regular cyclic variation overtime. The overview of the state of the art has revealed the drawbacks of proposed algorithm literatures, namely the excessive number of generated rules which are not meeting the expert's expectations. To overcome these restrictions, they have introduced their approach dedicated to generate the cyclic association rules under constraints through a new method called Constraint-Based Cyclic Association Rules CBCAR. The carried out experiments underline the usefulness and the performance of their new approach.