The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) rapidly emerged as
a standard for representing and exchanging information.
The fast-growing amount of available XML data
sets a pressing need for languages and tools
to manage collections of XML documents, as well as
to mine interesting information out of them.
Although the data mining community has not yet rushed
into the use of XML, there have been some proposals to
However, in practice these proposals mainly rely on more or
less traditional relational databases with an XML interface.
We introduce association rules from native XML
documents. More specifically, we introduce an extension of XQuery
for mining association rules.
XMine Rule is therefore a high level operator for data mining purposes, to declaratively specify complex mining tasks. The interesting aspect is to mine at the same time data and tags, representing the content and the schema
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