An Improved Apriori-based Algorithm for Association Rules Mining

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Nowadays, with the rapid development of information technology, especially the web service-based application, service-oriented architecture and cloud-computing, continually expanding data are integrated to generate useful information. Many techniques have been used for data mining. Association rules mining (ARM) is one of the most useful techniques. The challenges associated with ARM, especially for parallel and distributed data mining, include minimizing I/O, increasing processing speed and reducing communication cost [3]. A major concern in ARM today is to continue to improve algorithm performance.