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Overview of contrast data mining as a field and preview of an upcoming book

G Dong, J Bailey

Proc. of 11th International Conference on Data Mining Workshops 2011 | Published : 2011


This report provides an overview of the field of contrast data mining and its applications, and offers a preview of an upcoming book on the topic. The importance of contrasting is discussed and a brief survey is given covering the following topics: general definitions and terminology for contrast patterns; representative contrast pattern mining algorithms; applications of contrast mining for fundamental data mining tasks such as classification and clustering; applications of contrast mining in bioinformatics, medicine, blog analysis, image analysis and subgroup mining; results on contrast based dataset similarity measure, and on analyzing item interaction in contrast patterns; and open resea..

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