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Mining frequent patterns from microarray data
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The rapid development of computers and increasing amount of collected data made data mining a popular analysis tool. Data mining research is interrelated to many fields and one of the most important ones is bioinformatics. Among many techniques, mining association rules or frequent patterns is one of the most studied techniques in computer science and it is applicable to bioinformatics. Association analysis of gene expressions may be used as decision support mechanism for finding genes that are in same pathway. In this work, publicly available yeast microarray data has been analyzed using an efficient frequent pattern mining algorithm Matrix Apriori and frequently co-over-expressed genes have been identified. © 2011 IEEE.