This report provides an overview of the field of contrast data mining and its applications, and offers a preview of an upcoming book on the topic. The importance of contrasting is discussed and a brief survey is given covering the following topics: general definitions and terminology for contrast patterns, representative contrast pattern mining algorithms, applications of contrast mining for fundamental data mining tasks such as classification and clustering, applications of contrast mining in bioinformatics, medicine, blog analysis, image analysis and subgroup mining, results on contrast based dataset similarity measure, and on analyzing item interaction in contrast patterns, and open research questions.
& Bailey, J.
(2011). Overview of Contrast Data Mining as a Field and Preview of an Upcoming Book. Proceedings of the IEEE 11th International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW), 1141-1146.