Author Archives: Philippe Fournier-Viger

How many association rules in a dataset?

This is a very short blog post about the calculation of the number of possible association rules in a dataset. I will assume that you know already what is association rule mining. Let’s say that you have a dataset that … Continue reading

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Serious issues with Time Series Anomaly Detection Research

In this short blog post, I will talk about some serious issues that have been raised about many studies on anomaly detection for time series. More precisely, it was recently shown that a lot of papers on anomaly detection for … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! This is just a short message to wish a merry Christmas and a happy new year to all the readers of this blog and users of the SPMF software! I will take a short break for a few … Continue reading

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Brief report about IEEE ICDM 2021

This blog post provides a brief report about the IEEE ICDM2021 conference (International Conference on Data Mining), which was held virtually from New Zealand from the 7th December to the 10th December 2021. What is ICDM? ICDM is one of … Continue reading

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Brief report about UDML 2021 (4th International Workshop on Utility-Driven Mining and Learning

Today, it was the 4th International Workshop on Utility-Driven Mining and Learning (UDML 2021), held at the IEEE ICDM 2021 conference. I am a co-organizer of the workshop and will give a brief report about it. What is UDML? UDML … Continue reading

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What is a good pattern mining algorithm?

Today, I will continue talking about pattern mining, and in particular about what is a good pattern mining algorithm. There are a lot of algorithms for discovering patterns in data that are not useful in real-life. To design a good pattern … Continue reading

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Delayed Conference Notifications

Today, I will talk about the delay for conference paper notifications. This topic idea came to me as I observed the reaction of some Twitter users to the AAAI 2022 paper notification. What happened? Briefly, I was looking at the … Continue reading

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Some common problems of pattern mining papers

Today, I will talk about pattern mining, a subfield of data mining, that aims at discovering interesting patterns in data. In particular, I will talk about why several papers from that field do not have much impact. This is generally … Continue reading

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Three videos about Recent Studies on Pattern Mining

In this blog post, I will share three videos about pattern mining describing three research papers from from my team. These videos are not very long, as they are designed to just give a brief overview about the papers. Hope … Continue reading

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Brief report about the PRICAI 2021 conference

In this blog post, I will write briefly about the 18th Pacific Rim International Conf on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2021) conference, which was held from November 8–12, 2021, in Hanoi, Vietnam, and online. What is PRICAI ? PRICAI is an … Continue reading

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