A New Approach of Eliminating Redundant Association Rules

  • Mafruz Zaman Ashrafi
  • David Taniar
  • Kate Smith
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3180)


Two important constraints of association rule mining algorithm are support and confidence. However, such constraints-based algorithms generally produce a large number of redundant rules. In many cases, if not all, number of redundant rules is larger than number of essential rules, consequently the novel intention behind association rule mining becomes vague. To retain the goal of association rule mining, we present several methods to eliminate redundant rules and to produce small number of rules from any given frequent or frequent closed itemsets generated. The experimental evaluation shows that the proposed methods eliminate significant number of redundant rules.


Association Rule Frequent Itemsets Association Rule Mining Support Threshold Confidence Threshold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mafruz Zaman Ashrafi
    • 1
  • David Taniar
    • 1
  • Kate Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Business SystemsMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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