Query Flocks: A Generalization of Association-Rule Mining

  title={Query Flocks: A Generalization of Association-Rule Mining},
  author={Shalom Tsur and Jeffrey D. Ullman and Serge Abiteboul and Chris Clifton and Rajeev Motwani and Svetlozar Nestorov and Arnon Rosenthal},
  booktitle={SIGMOD Conference},
Association-rule mining has proved a highly successful technique for extracting useful information from very large databases. This success is attributed not only to the appropriateness of the objectives, but to the fact that a number of new query-optimization ideas, such as the “a-priori” trick, make association-rule mining run much faster than might be expected. In this paper we see that the same tricks can be extended to a much more general context, allowing efficient mining of very large… CONTINUE READING
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