International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
Mining association rules from huge amounts of data is an important issue in data mining, with the discovered information often being commercially valuable. Moreover, companies that conduct similar business are often willing to collaborate with each other by mining significant knowledge patterns from the collaborative datasets to gain the mutual benefit. However, in a cooperative project, some of these companies may want certain strategic or private data called sensitive patterns not to be published in the database. Therefore, before the database is released for sharing, some sensitive patterns have to be hidden in the database because of privacy or security concerns.