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Symmetry 2018, 10(4), 106;

Neutrosophic Association Rule Mining Algorithm for Big Data Analysis

Department of Operations Research, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, Sharqiyah 44519, Egypt
Math & Science Department, University of New Mexico, Gallup, NM 87301, USA
International Business School Suzhou, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Wuzhong, Suzhou 215123, China
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Received: 5 March 2018 / Revised: 29 March 2018 / Accepted: 9 April 2018 / Published: 11 April 2018
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Big Data is a large-sized and complex dataset, which cannot be managed using traditional data processing tools. Mining process of big data is the ability to extract valuable information from these large datasets. Association rule mining is a type of data mining process, which is indented to determine interesting associations between items and to establish a set of association rules whose support is greater than a specific threshold. The classical association rules can only be extracted from binary data where an item exists in a transaction, but it fails to deal effectively with quantitative attributes, through decreasing the quality of generated association rules due to sharp boundary problems. In order to overcome the drawbacks of classical association rule mining, we propose in this research a new neutrosophic association rule algorithm. The algorithm uses a new approach for generating association rules by dealing with membership, indeterminacy, and non-membership functions of items, conducting to an efficient decision-making system by considering all vague association rules. To prove the validity of the method, we compare the fuzzy mining and the neutrosophic mining. The results show that the proposed approach increases the number of generated association rules. View Full-Text
Keywords: neutrosophic association rule; data mining; neutrosophic sets; big data neutrosophic association rule; data mining; neutrosophic sets; big data

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Abdel-Basset, M.; Mohamed, M.; Smarandache, F.; Chang, V. Neutrosophic Association Rule Mining Algorithm for Big Data Analysis. Symmetry 2018, 10, 106.

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