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An algorithm for finding frequent itemsets in transactional datasets.

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Should the output of Apriori algorithm be a one to one relationship

I am currently following this guide: https://stackabuse.com/association-rule-mining-via-apriori-algorithm-in-python/ as an output all of the rules are of the form: ...
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Can someone explain the answer this question about Apriori?

Consider the following set of frequent 3-itemsets: {1,2,3},{1,2,4},{1,2,5},{1,3,4},{1,3,5},{2,3,4},{2,3,5},{3,4,5}. Assume that there are only five items in the data set. List all candidate 4-...
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How to mining association rules in very unbalanced dataset

I have a dataset of a large groceries store with more than 95% of products with very low support. When I generate rules with the apriori algorithm most rules have RHS equal to some product in the high ...
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Analysing and pricing item combos for cafe data, what models to implement?

I'm working on a project where based on historical data from cafe orders I need to identify items that are commonly purchased together. For this I am using the Apriori algorithm and based on various ...
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Apriori Algoriothm and inserstion of new Transactions into a Database

I'm a bit confused about how the Apriori algorithm works when we have a database that has just had the Apriori algorithm executed on it, but soon after lets say we decide to insert into that database ...
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How to validate the association rules or results obtained from Market Basket Analysis? Train-test methodology

If I have a large set of transactions where in each has a set of goods and I want to do market basket analysis (affinity analysis) using Apriori. However, compared to traditional supervised machine ...
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Using apriori algorithm for market basket analysis

While I was studying the formulation of market basket analysis problem in the book Elements of Statistical Learning in the chapter unsupervised learning, I came through the following statement: ...
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Completely confused about alpha and p values, help please? [closed]

I'm trying to work thru the following question. I'm pretty sure A doesn't apply, but having trouble with the concept in general. A study team compared study drug x with placebo for maintenance ...
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Bayesian network vs. association rules

Apriori algorithm finds some implication rules. Similar results are provided by Bayesian networks. What is the essential difference? What are the specific advantages/disadvantages? Edit: The ...
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Association Rules by Apriori Algorithm - How to read them?

Let's consider mining of the association rules for basket analysis at a petrol station. It is obvious that most people buy petrol, some of them something extra. The following implications are valid: ...
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R Arules Market Basket Analysis Redundant Rules Approaches [closed]

Using R and arules. I see several opinions on how to remove redundant rules which give different answers. If this is my example dataset: ...
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Bayesian inference and a priori probability

A woman claims she has "magical powers" and can guess the correct value of any card in a four-card deck 50% of the time (of course, for someone without magical powers, this value would be only 25% of ...
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What happens when a-priori probabilities of two gaussians are equal or unequal?

From this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr5wML3y1Xk I deduced that here, $a==b$ and $c<0$. Here are my questions, (1) What does it mean by "equal loss values of errors"? (2) What ...
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Should I include all data for Apriori algorithm?

For Transaction ID 3, It contains beer only and beer does not exists in other transaction. Do I need to include transaction Id 3 when calculating the association rule by using the Apriori algorithm?
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Reportable accuracy of Apriori Models

I have a problem formulating a requirement into a statistical learning problem with reportable accuracy and was hoping to tap into your expertise. The supermarket is trying to build a model that ...
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Can apriori algorithm be applied to an extremely small dataset effectively

I have a medical data set of just 50 samples and I need to study the relationships between several features. For this, I want to use the apriori algorithm but I am not sure whether it will be ...
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How do apriori based algorithms avoid finding spurious relationships in their rules?

I'm taking a class on data mining and of course, we went over the Apriori algorithm (Fast Algorithms for Mining Association Rules). Something that I want to know is how do apriori based algorithms ...
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ANOVA planned (a priori) tests

Can anybody tell me which ANOVA planned (a priori) tests exist? Which are their characteristics? How and when are they used? As I´m beginner in this area it would be also useful in someone could ...
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Interpreting association rules correctly?

I working on a problem to identify subgroups within a population. After writing some code to get my data into the correct format I was able to use the apriori algorithm for association rule mining. ...
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Market Basket Analysis using Clustering to discover *new* product combinations

I have transaction data from a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) client. Each record in this data set represents a transaction. My objective is to discover products that are the best candidates to be ...
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How can I formally describe the count function of the support measure of frequent itemsets

currently composing a lecture on Association Rule Mining, Frequent Item sets. Therefore I need to formally describe the count function of the support measure as occurring int the following forumula : ...
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How is the support calculated using hash trees for Apriori algorithm?

I started studying association rules and specially the Apriori algorithm through this free chapter. I understood most of the points in relation with this algorithm except the one on how to build the ...
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What are the assumptions & consequence of violations of assumptions of Apriori algorithm? [closed]

What are the consequence of violations of each of these assumptions?
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What are the benefits and limitations of Apriori algorithm? [closed]

In which scenarios will Apriori algorithm fail? Is A->B & B->A considered the same in Apriori? Do they have same support, confidence & Lift?
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Apriori versus Jaccard Coeff for recommender-system

I developed a market basket program for a retailer. I used the pymining library association rules function. I assume this uses the Apriori algorithm. I got 340,000 rules for an input of 17,000 ...
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when to use apriori vs eclat association rules in R

actually I have to extract from my data the frequent pattern in R. The first algorithm I have used is apriori but reading some articles I have seen that also ...
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Can affinity analysis be used for identifying other types of correlation besides purchases?

I made a questionnaire where respondents were asked to select up to 5 hurdles they consider to be the most significant for BI (business intelligence) initiatives in the cloud. Now I would like to ...
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latent class analysis which modifies “given a certain class, probability for a respondent to show observed response”

Context I am trying to model a latent class model, which i give a priori restriction for the class-specific probabilities I'm using an SP data, for which respondents chose an alternative in 3 ...
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What are some applications of the Apriori algorithm?

My understanding is that for online promotions the Apriori algorithm is not used as much as say collaborative filtering algorithms largely because the cost of marketing to the long tail is so cheap ...
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A-priori contrasts with type III sums of squares in R

I have a statistical analysis / data analysis problem: I am analyzing data using a factorial three-way ANOVA with a-priori contrasts and type III sums of squares. (Please don't speak about type I ...
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Text mining of machine logs to find correlation between errors in R [duplicate]

I've with me 50 MB data from a machine consisting of event logs such as device status, warning and error. I wish to perform text mining on the same to find correlation between errors i.e. one error ...
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Text mining of machine logs to find correlation between errors in R

I've with me 50 MB data from a machine consisting of event logs such as device status, warning and error. I wish to perform text mining on the same to find correlation between errors i.e. one error ...
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Apriori without left (before) and right (after) side

I use apriory algorithm for Market Basket Analysis in R. There is left (lhs) and right side (rhs) to look for: What customers buy before buying selected items (rhs is set, lhs is calculated) What ...
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Can I justify using a one-tailed test in for this interaction effect?

I have an experimental setup with 2 factors, site and disturbance treatment. I have reason to suspect that plots at site A will be more affected by treatment than plots at site B. My response ...
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Is confidence transitive in asociation rules?

Given a set of rule such as: $A \rightarrow B$; $B \rightarrow C$; that satisfy minimum confidence in the context of apriori algorithm meaning: $$\text{Conf}(A \rightarrow B) \geq \text{min. ...
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modeling changing items in market basket analysis

I'm performing a "dynamic" market basket analysis where a customer transaction is traced from the beginning (here it has an initial basket of product) to the finalized purchase (where there is the ...