Connecting Process Documents WordList with FP-Growth FrequentItemSets

imkeimke Member Posts: 12 Contributor I
edited June 14 in Help


I was doing text mining and have a result from Process Documents with the term frequencys and a result from FP-Growth with the itemset frequencys. So I have a word, let's say cookie, which occures in my document 150 times. I get this Information from the WordList (Process Documents). For this example I have this frequently-occurring itemsets:


Size   Support   Item 1     Item 2

1         0.150       cookie  

2         0.051       cookie     milk

2         0.017       cookie     marshmallow

2         0.023       cookie     chocolate

2         0.012       cookie     crackers

2         0.014       cookie     strawberries

2         0.011       cookie     raspberries


And now I want to combine the two tables to know the percentage of how often cookies and milk occure together, when cookie is written in the text. And which is the absolute frequency from the occurence of cookie and milk. At the moment the Support only shows it in relation to the whole dataset...

Thanks for helping

Best Answers


  • imkeimke Member Posts: 12 Contributor I

    Hi Martin,

    actually I have written that explination a few times but I missunderstood that. Thank's for your quick answer now it is clear. But I have an other question now:

    The Help Explination says:

    "The support supp(X) of an itemset X is defined as the proportion of transactions in the data set which contain the itemset."

    Does that mean: 'Document Occurences (WordList)' devided by the 'number of textes' ?

    And which is the difference between "Total Occurences" and "Document Occurences" in the WordList from Process Documents?

    Thank you again!


  • mschmitzmschmitz Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 2,060  RM Data Scientist



    it should be #documentsHavingTokenA/AllDocuments




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  • imkeimke Member Posts: 12 Contributor I

    Hi @mschmitz

    what do you ean with: #documentsHavingTokenA/AllDocuments?

    Is there a hyperlink missing?



  • imkeimke Member Posts: 12 Contributor I

    Hi @mschmitz,

    thank you!

    I have some more questions to the FP-Growth and the Confidence:

    When I look at my results from FP-Growth I have more itemsets then with the Create Association Rules operator, although my min Confidence is at 0.001. Why is it like that?

    And why does the Create Association Rules changes the order of the itemsets?

    I had milk -> cookie with FP-Growth and now I have cookie -> milk. Does the Create Association Rules operator choose the order with the higher confidence?

    Thank’s a lot!


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