Knowledge discovery from series of interval events
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Intell. Inf. Syst.
data mining; knowledge discovery; time series; event sequence; temporal; SEQUENCES; Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence; Computer Science, Information; Systems
Knowledge discovery from data sets can be extensively automated by using data mining software tools. Techniques for mining series of interval events, however, have not been considered. Such time series are common in many applications. In this paper, we propose mining techniques to discover temporal containment relationships in such series. Specifically, an item A is said to contain an item B if an event of type B occurs during the time span of an event of type A, and this is a frequent relationship in the data set. Mining such relationships provides insight about temporal relationships among various items. We implement the technique and analyze trace data collected from a real database application. Experimental results indicate that the proposed mining technique can discover interesting results. We also introduce a quantization technique as a preprocessing step to generalize the method to all time series.
Journal of Intelligent Information Systems
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Knowledge discovery from series of interval events" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2844.