Itemset frequency satisfiability : complexity and axiomatization
Itemset frequency satisfiability : complexity and axiomatization
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science

article

2008
Amsterdam
, 2008

Computer. Automation

Theoretical computer science. - Amsterdam

394(2008)
:1-2
, p. 84-111

0304-3975

0304-3975

000255221900004

E

English (eng)

University of Antwerp

Computing frequent itemsets is one of the most prominent problems in data mining. We study the following related problem, called FREQSAT, in depth: given some itemset-interval pairs, does there exist a database such that for every pair the frequency of the itemset falls into the interval? This problem is shown to be NP-complete. The problem is then further extended to include arbitrary Boolean expressions over items and conditional frequency expressions in the form of association rules. We also show that, unless P equals NP, the related function problem - find the best interval for an itemset under some frequency constraints cannot be approximated efficiently. Furthermore, it is shown that FREQSAT is recursively axiomatizable, but that there cannot exist an axiomatization of finite arity. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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