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 (

Software Form edit

Name ARMiner
Brief Summary Association Rule discovery. Open Source, Java, Student Project
License Type Free - Open Source Licence
Data Mining Approaches Association Discovery
Currently Available Currently Available
Topic revision: r6 - 17 Apr 2011, AndyPryke

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