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Mining top-k frequent items in a data stream with flexible sliding windows

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Mining top-k frequent items in a data stream with flexible sliding windows
We study the problem of finding the k most frequent items in a stream of items for the recently proposed max-frequency measure. Based on the properties of an item, the maxfrequency of an item is counted over a sliding window of which the length changes dynamically. Besides being parameterless, this way of measuring the support of items was shown to have the advantage of a faster detection of bursts in a stream, especially if the set of items is heterogeneous. The algorithm that was proposed for maintaining all frequent items, however, scales poorly when the number of items becomes large. Therefore, in this paper we propose, instead of reporting all frequent items, to only mine the top-k most frequent ones. First we prove that in order to solve this problem exactly, we still need a prohibitive amount of memory (at least linear in the number of items). Yet, under some reasonable conditions, we show both theoretically and empirically that a memory-efficient algorithm exists. A prototype...
Hoang Thanh Lam, Toon Calders
Added 15 Aug 2010
Updated 15 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where KDD
Authors Hoang Thanh Lam, Toon Calders
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