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a r t i c l e i n f o Identity disclosure is one of the most serious privacy concerns in today's information age. A well-known method for protecting identity disclosure is k-anonymity. A dataset provides k-anonymity protection if the information for each individual in the dataset cannot be distinguished from at least k − 1 individuals whose information also(More)
Due to growing concerns about the privacy of personal information, organizations that use their customers' records in data mining activities are forced to take actions to protect the privacy of the individuals. A frequently used disclosure protection method is data perturbation. When used for data mining, it is desirable that perturbation preserves(More)
—Multiple-model approach provides the state-of-the-art solutions to many problems involving estimation, filtering, control, and/or modeling. One of the most important problems in the application of the multiple-model approach is the design of the model set used in a multiple-model algorithm. To our knowledge, however, it has never been addressed(More)
We propose a new approach for estimating and replacing missing categorical data. With this approach, the posterior probabilities of a missing attribute value belonging to a certain category are estimated using the simple Bayes method. Two alternative methods for replacing the missing value are proposed: The first replaces the missing value with the value(More)