Itemset mining looks for correlations among data items in large transactional datasets. Traditional in-core mining algorithms do not scale well with huge data volumes, and are hindered by critical issues such as long execution times due to massive memory swap and main-memory exhaustion. This work is aimed at overcoming the scalability issues of existing in-core algorithms by improving their memory usage. A persistent structure, VLDBMine, to compactly store huge transactional datasets on disk and efficiently support large-scale itemset mining is proposed. VLDBMine provides a compact and complete representation of the data, by exploiting two different data structures suitable for diverse data distributions, and includes an appropriate indexing structure, allowing selective data retrieval. Experimental validation, performed on both real and synthetic datasets, shows the compactness of the VLDBMine data structure and the efficiency and scalability on large datasets of the mining algorithms supported by it.
|Titolo:||Scalable out-of-core itemset mining|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ins.2014.08.073|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|