Date Added: Feb 2013
Sequential data mining is a technology for acquiring useful information and patterns from large quantities of sequential data. Research into industrial and commercial applications of sequential data mining is flourishing. The aim of this study is to propose a new method for detecting groups of patterns that appear in a linked manner across multiple sequential data and repeat along a time axis. Such a set of pattern groups is called a "Linkage pattern." Linkage pattern is detected by using interval graphs that are generated from frequent patterns in multiple sequential data. The difference between this method and previous methods is that it does not assume similarity or correlation between patterns in different sequential data.