Mining gradual dependencies with variation strength
PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Secció de Matemàtiques i Informàtica
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In this paper we propose a definition of gradual dependence as a fuzzy association rule. Gradual dependencies represent tendencies in the variation of the degree of fulfilment of properties in a set of objects. We define the degree of variation of a certain imprecise property for a pair of objects as the difference between their membership degrees to the fuzzy set defining the property. When considering a transaction for every pair of objects and considering items representing positive and negative variations foer each property of interest, fuzzy association rules become gradual dependencies and the accuray and support of the former can be employed to assess the corresponding dependencies. We study the new semantics and properties of the resulting fuzzy gradual dependence, and we propose a way to adapt existing fuzzy association rule mining algorithms for the new task of mining such dependencies
CitationMolina, C. [et al.]. Mining gradual dependencies with variation strength. "Mathware & Soft Computing", vol. 15, núm. 1, p. 75-93.