## ملخص

One of the most well studied models of privacy preservation is k-anonymity. Previous studies of k-anonymization used various utility measures that aim at enhancing the correlation between the original public data and the generalized public data. We, bearing in mind that a primary goal in releasing the anonymized database for data mining is to deduce methods of predicting the private data from the public data, propose a new information-theoretic measure that aims at enhancing the correlation between the generalized public data and the private data. Such a measure significantly enhances the utility of the released anonymized database for data mining. We then proceed to describe a new algorithm that is designed to achieve k-anonymity with high utility, independently of the underlying utility measure. That algorithm is based on a modified version of sequential clustering which is the method of choice in clustering. Experimental comparison with four well known algorithms of k-anonymity show that the sequential clustering algorithm is an efficient algorithm that achieves the best utility results. We also describe a modification of the algorithm that outputs k-anonymizations which respect the additional security measure of ℓ-diversity.

اللغة الأصلية | الإنجليزيّة |
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الصفحات (من إلى) | 149-175 |

عدد الصفحات | 27 |

دورية | Transactions on Data Privacy |

مستوى الصوت | 3 |

رقم الإصدار | 2 |

حالة النشر | نُشِر - أغسطس 2010 |