ARMiner is a free client server application for discovering association rules in datasets. According to the FAQ
, _"Its intent was to provide people with a tool for
experimenting and exploring association rules"_
The author, Laurentiu Cristofor later developed ARTool
which is designed more for single user use.
ARMiner has been written in Java as a project for the Software Engineering course offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of UMass/Boston. It is being distributed under the GNU General Public License.
ARMiner currently implements two algorithms: Apriori (R. Agrawal & R. Srikant, Fast Algorithms for Mining Association Rules, VLDB 1994) and Closure (D. Cristofor, L. Cristofor & D. Simovici, Galois Connections and Data Mining, JUCS 2000) but more algorithms can be added (update: an implementation of FPgrowth has been added in June 2001). ARMiner also offers a synthetic data generator that uses the generation procedure described by Agrawal & Srikant, user management, and the possibility of comparing the performance of the algorithms implemented.
Information contributed by: Laurentiu Cristofor (firstname.lastname@example.org