Application of Cloud Theory in Association Rules

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Zhaohong Wang 1,*

1. College of Computer and communication engineering, Weifang University, Weifang, China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 17 Sep. 2010 / Revised: 20 Jan. 2011 / Accepted: 1 Mar. 2011 / Published: 8 Jun. 2011

Index Terms

Cloud Theory, Association Rules, Trapezium-Cloud Model, Conception Division, Frequent Item Sets


The data mining is to discover knowledge from the database, quantitative association rules mining method is difficult for their values are too large. The usual means is dividing quantitative Data to discrete conception. The Cloud model combines fuzziness and randomness organically, so it fits the real world objectively, a new method to mine association rules from quantitative data based on the cloud model was proposed, which first take the original data distribution in the database into account, and then use the trapezoidal cloud model to complicate concepts division, and transforms qualitative data to the quantitative concept, in the conversion take account of the basic characteristics of human behavior fully, divides quantitative Data with trapezium Cloud model to create discreet concepts, the concept cluster within one class, and separated with each other. So the quantitative Data can be transforms to Boolean data well, the Boolean data can be mined by the mature Boolean association rules mining method to find useful knowledge.

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Zhaohong Wang, " Application of Cloud Theory in Association Rules", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.3, no.3, pp.36-42, 2011. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2011.03.06


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