Ranking Association Rules by Clustering Through Interestingness

  • Veronica Oliveira de CarvalhoEmail author
  • Davi Duarte de Paula
  • Mateus Violante Pacheco
  • Waldeilson Eder dos Santos
  • Renan de Padua
  • Solange Oliveira Rezende
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10632)


The association rules (ARs) post-processing step is challenging, since many patterns are extracted and only a few of them are useful to the user. One of the most traditional approaches to find rules that are of interestingness is the use of objective measures (OMs). Due to their frequent use, many of them exist (over 50). Therefore, when a user decides to apply such strategy he has to decide which one to use. To solve this problem this work proposes a process to cluster ARs based on their interestingness, according to a set of OMs, to obtain an ordered list containing the most relevant patterns. That way, the user does not need to know which OM to use/select nor to handle the output of different OMs lists. Experiments show that the proposed process behaves equal or better than as if the best OM had been used.


Association rules Post-processing Objective measures Clustering 



We wish to thank FAPESP (2015/08059-0) and CAPES for the financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veronica Oliveira de Carvalho
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davi Duarte de Paula
    • 1
  • Mateus Violante Pacheco
    • 1
  • Waldeilson Eder dos Santos
    • 1
  • Renan de Padua
    • 2
  • Solange Oliveira Rezende
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Geociências e Ciências ExatasUNESP - Univ Estadual PaulistaRio ClaroBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de ComputaçãoUSP - Universidade de São PauloSão CarlosBrazil

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