Language support for temporal data mining

  • Xiaodong Chen
  • Ilias Petrounias
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1510)


Time is an important aspect of all real world phenomena. Any systems, approaches or techniques that are concerned with information need to take into account the temporal aspect of data. Data mining refers to a set of techniques for discovering previously unknown information from existing data in large databases and therefore, the information discovered will be of limited value if its temporal aspects, i.e. validity, periodicity, are not considered. This paper presents a generic definition of temporal patterns and a framework for discovering them. A query language for the mining of such patterns is presented in detail. As an instance of generic patterns, temporal association rules are used as examples of the proposed approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaodong Chen
    • 1
  • Ilias Petrounias
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing & MathematicsManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of ComputationUMISTManchesterUK

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