International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE)
Association rule mining which is of great importance and use is one of a vital technique for data mining. Main among the association rule mining techniques have been Apriori and many more approaches have been introduced with minute changes to Apriori but their basic concept remains the same i.e. use of support and confidence threshold(s). According to best of the authors' knowledge they came to know that no work has been done in the field of improving the pruning step of Apriori.