Modern Applications and Challenges for Rare Itemset Mining

Sadeq Darrab, Databases and Software Engineering Group of Gunter Saake, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, David Broneske, Gunter Saake
2021 International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing  
Data mining is the process of extracting useful unknown knowledge from large datasets. Frequent itemset mining is the fundamental task of data mining that aims at discovering interesting itemsets that frequently appear together in a dataset. However, mining infrequent (rare) itemsets may be more interesting in many real-life applications such as predicting telecommunication equipment failures, genetics, medical diagnosis, or anomaly detection. In this paper, we survey up-to-date methods of rare
more » ... itemset mining. The main goal of this survey is to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art algorithms of rare itemset mining and its applications. The main contributions of this survey can be summarized as follows. In the first part, we define the task of rare itemset mining by explaining key concepts and terminology, motivation examples, and comparisons with underlying concepts. Then, we highlight the state-of-art methods for rare itemsets mining. Furthermore, we present variations of the task of rare itemset mining to discuss limitations of traditional rare itemset mining algorithms. After that, we highlight the fundamental applications of rare itemset mining. In the last, we point out research opportunities and challenges for rare itemset mining for future research.
doi:10.18178/ijmlc.2021.11.3.1037 fatcat:saxhq6lidrhojbqewysxiz7cfq