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Expert deduction rules in data mining with association rules: a case study


An approach to dealing with domain knowledge in data mining with association rules is introduced. We deal with association rules with remarkably enhanced syntax. This opens various possibilities for both logical and expert deduction. An expert deduction rule is a logically incorrect deduction rule which is supported by an indisputable fact concerning the application domain. The expert deduction rule is correct according to the given indisputable fact if a suitable assertion related to the given expert deduction rule can be formally proved from this indisputable fact. Examples of expert deduction rules and their applications are presented.

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The work described here has been supported by funds of institutional support for long-term conceptual development of science and research at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics of the University of Economics, Prague.

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Rauch, J. Expert deduction rules in data mining with association rules: a case study. Knowl Inf Syst 59, 167–195 (2019).

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  • Data mining
  • Association rules
  • Domain knowledge
  • Logical calculus of association rules
  • Deduction rules
  • Expert deduction rules