Normalized-Mutual-Information-Based Mining Method for Cascading Patterns
AbstractA cascading pattern is a sequential pattern characterized by an item following another item in order. Recent research has investigated a challenge of dealing with cascading patterns, namely, the exponential time dependence of database scanning with respect to the number of items involved. We propose a normalized-mutual-information-based mining method for cascading patterns (M3Cap) to address this challenge. M3Cap embeds mutual information to reduce database-scanning time. First, M3Cap calculates the asymmetrical mutual information between items with one database scan and extracts pair-wise related items according to a user-specified information threshold. Second, a one-level cascading pattern is generated by scanning the database once for each pair-wise related item at the quantitative level. Third, a recursive linking–pruning–generating loop generates an (m + 1)-level-candidate cascading pattern from m-dimensional patterns on the basis of antimonotonicity and non-additivity, repeating this step until no further candidate cascading patterns are generated. Fourth, meaningful cascading patterns are generated according to user-specified minimum evaluation indicators. Finally, experiments with remote sensing image datasets covering the Pacific Ocean demonstrate that the computation time of recursive linking and pruning is significantly less than that of database scanning; thus, M3Cap improves performance by reducing database scanning while increasing intensive computing. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Xue, C.; Liu, J.; Li, X.; Dong, Q. Normalized-Mutual-Information-Based Mining Method for Cascading Patterns. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 174.
Xue C, Liu J, Li X, Dong Q. Normalized-Mutual-Information-Based Mining Method for Cascading Patterns. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2016; 5(10):174.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xue, Cunjin; Liu, Jingyi; Li, Xiaohong; Dong, Qing. 2016. "Normalized-Mutual-Information-Based Mining Method for Cascading Patterns." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 5, no. 10: 174.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.