Category Archives: Pattern Mining

SPMF’s architecture (1) The Algorithm Manager

In this new series of blog posts, I will talk about the architecture of the SPMF data mining library, and in particular, I will talk about the AlgorithmManager, which is a key component of SPMF, which manages all the algorithms … Continue reading

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How to call SPMF from Visual Basic .Net (VB)?

Today, I will explain how to use SPMF from Visual Basic .Net. Previously, I have explained how to call SPMF from C#, from R, from C++ (on Windows) and from Python. Requirements Let me first describe the requirements. It is … Continue reading

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How to call SPMF from Python?

In this blog post, I will explain how to call the SPMF data mining library from Python. Generally, there are two ways to call SPMF from Python. The first way is to use an unofficial Python wrapper for SPMF such as … Continue reading

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(videos) Introduction to sequential rule mining + the CMRules algorithm

I have made two new videos to explain interesting topics about pattern mining. The first video is an introduction to sequential rule mining, while the second video explains in more details how the CMRules algorithm for sequential rule mining works! … Continue reading

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(video) Periodic Pattern Mining

Hi all, this is to let you know that I have made another video to explain some interesting pattern mining topics. This time, I will talk about periodic pattern mining. You can watch the video here: (pdf / ppt / video – 34 min)  … Continue reading

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A New Tool for Running Performance Comparison of Algorithms in SPMF 2.54

Today, I am happy to announce a cool new feature in SPMF 2.54, which is a tool to automatically run performance experiments to compare several algorithms when a parameter is varied. This is a useful feature to compare algorithms when … Continue reading

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How to draw an FP-Tree with Latex and TIKZ?

In this blog post, I will show how to draw a beautiful FP-Tree data structure in a Latex document. The FP-Tree is a tree-like structure that was proposed in the FP-Growth algorithm for itemset mining, and is also used in … Continue reading

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How to Analyze the Complexity of Pattern Mining Algorithms?

Today, I will explain how to analyze the complexity of pattern mining algorithms for topics such as itemset mining, sequential pattern mining, subgraph mining, sequential rule mining and periodic pattern mining. This is something that is often asked by reviewers … Continue reading

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(video) Rare Itemset Mining

I have uploaded a new 38 minutes video to explain rare itemset mining. This video is like a small course, where you can learn about infrequent itemsets, minimal rare itemsets and perfectly rare itemsets and some algorithms : AprioriInverse and … Continue reading

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The HUIM-Miner and FHM algorithms (video)

Today, I post one more new video to explain concepts about pattern mining. In the new video, I talk about high utility itemset mining, and explain the HUI-Miner and FHM algorithms. Those are two popular high utility itemset mining algorithms … Continue reading

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