Association Rules and Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence

  • Tetsuya Murai
  • Yasuo Kudo
  • Yoshiharu Sato
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2843)


The standard definitions of confidence for association rules was proposed by Agrawal et al. based on the idea that co-occurrences of items in one transaction are evidence for association between the items. Since such definition of confidence is nothing but a conditional probability, even weights are a priori assigned to each transaction that contains the items in question at the same time. All of such transactions, however, do not necessarily give us such evidence because some co-occurrences might be contingent. Thus the D-S theory is introduced to discuss how each transaction is estimated as evidence.


Conditional Probability Association Rule Modal Logic Multivalued Mapping Mining Association Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuya Murai
    • 1
  • Yasuo Kudo
    • 2
  • Yoshiharu Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.Muroran Institute of TechnologyMuroranJapan

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