Tag Archives: algorithm

The PrefixSpan algorithm (video)

I have posted a new video about pattern mining, explaining the PrefixSpan algorithm. It assumes that you know already what is sequential pattern mining. If you are not familiar with sequential pattern mining, you can first watch my video Introduction … Continue reading

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New version of SPMF (2.44): 4 new algorithms, datasets and features

Today, I am happy to announce that a new version of the SPMF open-source data mining software is released (v. 2.44). This is the download page. This new version was made possible due to several contributors. What is new? New … Continue reading

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(video) Mining Frequent Itemsets with the Apriori algorithm

This is a video presentation of the Apriori algorithm for discovering frequent itemsets in data. Frequent itemset mining is one of the most popular data mining task. VIDEO LINK: https://www.philippe-fournier-viger.com/spmf/videos/apriori.mp4 The Java source code of the Apriori algorithm and datasets for evaluating its performance are available in the SPMF software. If you want … Continue reading

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On the correctness of the FSMS algorithm for frequent subgraph mining

In this blog post, I will explain why the FSMS algorithm for frequent subgraph mining is an incorrect algorithm.  I will publish this blog post because I have found that the algorithm is incorrect after spending a few days to implement the algorithm in 2017 and wish to save time to other researchers … Continue reading

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How to test if a data mining mining algorithm implementation is correct?

In this blog post, I will discuss how to check if a data mining algorithm implementation is correct and complete. This is a very important topic for researchers who are implementing data mining algorithms since an incorrect implementation may generate unexpected results. … Continue reading

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What are the steps to implement a data mining algorithm?

In this post, I will discuss what are the steps that I follow to implement a data mining algorithm.  The subject of this post comes from a question that I have received by e-mail recently, and I think that it … Continue reading

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