Sequential pattern mining

Wei Shen, Jianyong Wang, Jiawei Han

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Sequential pattern mining, which discovers frequent subsequences as patterns in a sequence database, has been a focused theme in data mining research for over a decade. This problem has broad applications, such as mining customer purchase patterns and Web access patterns. However, it is also a challenging problem since the mining may have to generate or examine a combinatorially explosive number of intermediate subsequences. Abundant literature has been dedicated to this research and tremendous progress has been made so far. This chapter will present a thorough overview and analysis of the main approaches to sequential pattern mining.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrequent Pattern Mining
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319078212
ISBN (Print)3319078208, 9783319078205
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014


  • Sequential
  • mining
  • pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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