Date Added: Feb 2012
Data mining techniques are useful to discover hidden patterns from the large databases. Association rule mining is one of the important data mining techniques to discover relationships between items or item sets. In many organizations the database may exist in centralized or in distributed environment. In distributed environment, database may be partitioned in different ways such as horizontally partitioned, vertically partitioned and mixed mode which consists of both horizontal and vertical partitioning methods. The sites in the distributed environment interested to find association rules by participating themselves in the mining process without disclosing their individual private data/information.