Privacy-preserving data mining

Rakesh Agrawal, Ramakrishnan Srikant
2000 SIGMOD record  
A fruitful direction for future data mining research will be the development of techniques that incorporate privacy concerns. Specifically, we address the following question. Since the primary task in data mining is the development of models about aggregated data, can we develop accurate models without access to precise information in individual data records? We consider the concrete case of building a decision-tree classifier from tredning data in which the values of individual records have
more » ... ual records have been perturbed. The resulting data records look very different from the original records and the distribution of data values is also very different from the original distribution. While it is not possible to accurately estimate original values in individual data records, we propose a-novel reconstruction procedure to accurately estimate the distribution of original data values. By using these reconstructed distributions, we are able to b~ld classifiers whose accuracy is comparable to the accuracy of classifiers built with the original data.
doi:10.1145/335191.335438 fatcat:pph64ggogjbndlnlovv663j4w4