Date Added: Jul 2012
The authors are given a large database of customer transactions, where each transaction consists of transaction-id, the items bought in the transaction and the transaction time. The whole set of transaction is divided into a number of segments called durations (intervals) based on transaction time. And the dividing standard can be monthly, quarterly or yearly. They introduce the problem of mining strong association rules between consecutive durations using FP-tree and correlation coefficient, which is used to quantitatively describe the strength and sign of a relationship between two variables. This paper deals with the changes in the correlation between any two itemsets at the transition of the consecutive duration. Milestone is a change over point between durations.