Abstract: A Gravitational Search Algorithm is a meta-heuristic search algorithm inspired by Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation force. Gravitational search based algorithms have attracted the attention of data mining community due to their ability to effectively search large and complex search spaces as is the case with the domain of data mining and knowledge discovery. Gravitational search algorithms have been applied to the data mining tasks like classification, clustering objects and mining association rules etc. This paper presents a survey on the applications of Gravitational Search based algorithms in data mining and indicates the scope of further research on using GSAs in the field of data mining.

Keywords: Data Mining, Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA), Classification, Clustering, Association Rule Mining, Feature Selection.