- Volume 10 Issue 3
In this paper, we introduce a new measure called surprisal that estimates the informativeness of transactional instances and attributes in the item response dataset and improve the quality of association rules. In order to this, we set artificial dataset and eliminate noisy and uninformative data using the surprisal first, and then generate association rules between items. And we compare the association rules from the dataset after surprisal-based pruning with support-based pruning and original dataset unpruned. Experimental result that the surprisal-based pruning improves quality of association rules in question item response datasets significantly.