Enhanced PL-WAP tree method for incremental mining of sequential patterns.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Ezeife, C.


Computer Science.



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Sequential mining as web usage mining has been used in improving web site design, increasing volume of e-business and providing marketing decision support. This thesis proposes PL4UP and EPL4UP algorithms which use the PLWAP tree structure to incrementally update sequential patterns. PL4UP does not scan old DB except when previous small 1-itemsets become large in updated database during which time its scans only all transactions in the old database that contain any small itemsets. EPL4UP rebuilds the old PLWAP tree using only the list of previous small itemsets once rather than scanning the entire old database twice like original PLWAP. PL4UP and EPL4UP first update old frequent patterns on the small PLWAP tree built for only the incremented part of the database, then they compare new added patterns generated from the small tree with the old frequent patterns to reduce the number of patterns to be checked on the old PLWAP tree. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .C47. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-03, page: 0959. Adviser: Christie Ezeife. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.