1. Define the terms: frequent itemsets, patterns, and market basket analysis.

Illustrate market basket analysis

2. What is meant by association rule mining? Explain the process of association rule

mining, using an example.

3. Explain the criteria used for classifying the forms of frequent pattern mining 21 to 27

4. Explain the steps in Apriori algorithm used for frequent pattern mining with the

help of an example

5. Write the Apriori algorithm for frequent pattern mining 43 to 48

6. Explain the procedure for generating strong association rules from frequent

itemsets

7. Explain the different algorithms for improving the efficiency of the Apriori

algorithm

8. Explain a method for finding frequent patterns without generating frequent

itemsets

9. Write and explain the FP‐growth algorithm 72 to 75

10. Explain the method of using vertical data format for generating frequent

itemsets

11. What is a closed frequent itemset? Explain the approaches to mining closed

frequent itemsets.

12. Explain about mining multilevel association rules using top‐down approach, with

a suitable example

13. Explain about the variations to the top‐down approach in multilevel association

rule mining

14. Explain about multidimensional association rules using suitable examples 107 to 112

15. What is a categorical attribute? What is a quantitative attribute? 112 and 113

16. Explain the approaches for categorizing the techniques for the mining of

quantitative attributes for multidimensional association rules

17. Explain about mining multidimensional association rules using static

discretization of quantitative attributes

18. Write about mining quantitative association rules 122 to 131

19. Explain about mining for distance‐based association rules 132 to 141

20. Strong association rules are not necessarily interesting. Justify whether you

agree with this or not

21. Compare correlation analysis with association analysis in association rule mining 147

22. Explain the random walk algorithm 154

23. Explain the features of constraint‐based mining 155 to 157

24. Illustrate metarule guided mining for association rules 158 to 163

25. Explain about mining guided by additional rule constraints 164 to 172

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