Date Added: Oct 2011
In recent days Data mining techniques have been widely used in various applications. One of the most important applications in data mining is association rule mining. For hardware implementation of Apriori-based association rule mining the authors have to load candidate item sets and a database into the hardware. As the hardware architecture capacity is fixed, when the number of items or the number of candidate item sets in database is larger than the hardware capacity, the items are loaded into the hardware separately. Which increases the time complexity to those steps that require to load candidate item sets or database items into the hardware which is proportional to the number of candidate item sets multiplied by the number of items in the database.