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An algorithm for Fast Mining Top-rank-k Frequent Patterns Based on Node-list Data Structure

Qian Wanga,b,c, Jiadong Rena,b, Darryl N Davisc, Yongqiang Chengc

a College of Information Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China;
b Computer Virtual Technology and System Integration Laboratory of Hebei Province, China;
c Department of Computer Science, University of Hull, Hull, UK

* Corresponding Author: Jiadong Ren,

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2018, 24(2), 399-404.


Frequent pattern mining usually requires much run time and memory usage. In some applications, only the patterns with top frequency rank are needed. Because of the limited pattern numbers, quality of the results is even more important than time and memory consumption. A Frequent Pattern algorithm for mining Top-rank-K patterns, FP_TopK, is proposed. It is based on a Node-list data structure extracted from FTPP-tree. Each node is with one or more triple sets, which contain supports, preorder and postorder transversal orders for candidate pattern generation and top-rank-k frequent pattern mining. FP_ TopK uses the minimal support threshold for pruning strategy to guarantee that each pattern in the top-rank-k table is really frequent and this further improves the efficiency. Experiments are conducted to compare FP_TopK with iNTK and BTK on four datasets. The results show that FP_TopK achieves better performance.


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. Qian Wang, . Jiadong Ren, . D. Davis and . Yongqiang Cheng, "An algorithm for fast mining top-rank-k frequent patterns based on node-list data structure," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 24, no.2, pp. 399–404, 2018.

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