Finding Exception for Association Rules Via SQL Queries
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Finding association rules is mainly based on generating larger and larger frequent set candidates, starting from frequent attributes in the database. The frequent sets can be organised as a part of a lattice of concepts according to the Formal Concept Analysis approach. Since the lattice construction is database contents-dependent, the pseudo-intents (see Formal Concept Analysis) are avoided. Association rules between concept intents (closed sets) A=>B are partial implication rules, meaning that there is some data supporting A and (not B); fully explaining the data requires finding exceptions for the association rules. The approach applies to Oracle databases, via SQL queries.
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