Date Added: Oct 2009
The classical model of association rule mining employs the support measure, which treats every transaction equally. In contrast, different transactions have different weights in real-life data sets. For example, in the market basket data, each transaction is recorded with some profit. Much effort has been dedicated to association rule mining with allotted weights However, most data types do not come with such allotted weights, such as Web site click-stream data. There should be some notion of importance in those data. For instance, transactions with a large amount of items should be considered more important than transactions with only one item. Current methods, though, are not able to estimate this type of importance and adjust the mining results by emphasizing the important transactions.