I am happy to announce that the draft of the** book **about **high utility pattern mining** has been finalized and submitted to the publisher (**Springer**). It should thus be published in the very near future.

The **book** contains 12 chapters written by several top researchers from the field of pattern mining, for a total of 350 pages. The title is “High Utility Itemset Mining: Theory, Algorithms and Applications”. It discuss high utility itemset mining and other related topics. I show you here the table of content:

**Editors**: *Philippe Fournier-Viger, Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Bay Vo, Roger Nkambou, Vincent S. Tseng.*

**Chapter 1:**A Survey of High Utility Itemset Mining

*Philippe Fournier-Viger, Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Tin Truong Chi, Roger Nkambou*

This chapter gives a more than 39 pages introduction to high utility pattern mining, designed for getting a quick overview of the field and the main results.**Chapter 2: A Comparative Study of Top-K High Utility Itemset Mining Methods**

*Srikumar Krishnamoorthy*

This chapter gives an in-depth discussion of top-k high utility itemset mining, including a very detailed comparison of the state-of-the-art algorithms.**Chapter 3: A Survey of High Utility Pattern Mining Algorithms for Big Data**

*Morteza Zihayat, Methdi Kargar, Jaroslaw Szlichta*

This chapter reviews algorithms for mining high utility patterns in big data.**Chapter 4: A survey of High Utility Sequential Pattern Mining**

*Tin Truong Chi, Philippe Fournier-Viger*

This chapter provides a survey of high utility sequential pattern mining. It contains several new theoretical results and a very detailed comparison of upper-bounds and algorithms.**Chapter 5**:**Efficient Algorithms for High Utility Itemset Mining without Candidate Generation**

*Jun-Feng Qu, Mengchi Liu, Philippe Fournier-Viger*

This chapter presents the HUI-Miner algorithm and a novel extension called HUI-Miner*, which improves is performance in many situations.**Chapter 6: High Utility Association Rule Mining**

*Loan T.T. Nguyen, Thang Mai, Bay Vo*

This discusses another important topic of discovering high utility associations.**Chapter 7: Mining High-utility Irregular Itemsets**

*Supachai Laoviboon, Komate Amphawan*

This chapter considers the time dimension in high utility itemset mining to find regular patterns.**Chapter 8: A survey of Privacy Preserving Utility Mining**

*Duy-Tai Dinh, Van-Nam Huynh, Bac Le, Philippe Fournier-Viger, Ut Huynh, Quang-Minh Nguyen*

This chapter provides an overview of techniques for hiding high utility patterns for privacy purposes.**Chapter 9: Extracting Potentially High Profit Product Feature Groups by Using High Utility Pattern Mining and Aspect based Sentiment Analysis**

*Seyfullah Demir, Oznur Alkan, Firat Cekinel, Pinar Karagoz*

This section presents an interesting application of high utility pattern mining related to sentiment analysis**Chapter 10: Metaheuristics for Frequent and High-Utility Itemset Mining**

*Youcef Djenouri, Philippe Fournier-Viger, Asma Belhadi, Jerry Chun-Wei Lin*

This chapter provides a survey of evolutionary and swarm intelligence algorithms for high utility itemset mining.**Chapter 11: Mining Compact High Utility Itemsets without Candidate Generation**

*Cheng-Wei Wu, Philippe Fournier-Viger, Jia-Yuan Gu, Vincent S. Tseng*

This chapter presents algorithms for mining closed and maximal high utility itemsets. It includes a novel strategy for identifying maximal patterns when using a depth-first search.**Chapter 12: Visualization and Visual Analytic Techniques for Patterns**

*Wolfgang Jentner and Daniel A. Keim.*

This chapter discusses the problem of vizualizing patterns found.

This will be a very good book with many great contributions, and I am excited that it will be published soon. I will keep you updated on this blog as we get closer to the release.

**Update: the book is now published!**

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**Philippe Fournier-Viger** is a professor of Computer Science and also the founder of the open-source data mining software SPMF, offering more than 150 data mining algorithms.

Seems interesting book. What is the cost? Can I get its soft copy? How?

Thanks! The book is expected to be published by Springer in January 2019. I am not sure about the cost (it will be determined by Springer). But it should be similar to other Springer books. It should be possible to buy in PDF or as a hard copy. Besides, if your university has a subscription to Springer, you may be able to download it for free (in January, when it is published). 😉