AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Utility Driven Clustering
Prabakararaj Swapna Raj, Balaraman Ravindran

Last modified: 2011-03-21


Data mining has primarily focused on statistical properties of data alone and not necessarily on what could be done with the patterns. While there has been some work on measuring usefulness of patterns in decision making but not on using such measures for driving the mining process. We introduce a framework to mine clusters that support decision making. We use an extrinsic measure that evaluates patterns based on their utility in decision making. We show empirical validationof our approach on several test domains.

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