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Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Principles of Data Mining

Authors: Bramer, Max

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  • Presents the principal techniques of data mining with particular emphasis on explaining and motivating the techniques used
  • Each topic is clearly explained, with a focus on algorithms not mathematical formalism, and is illustrated by detailed worked examples
  • Focuses on understanding of the basic algorithms and awareness of their strengths and weaknesses
  • Does not require a strong mathematical or statistical background
  • Useful as a textbook and also for self-study
  • Expanded fourth edition includes a detailed description of a feed-forward neural network with backpropagation and shows how it can be used for classification
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About this Textbook

This book explains and explores the principal techniques of Data Mining, the automatic extraction of implicit and potentially useful information from data, which is increasingly used in commercial, scientific and other application areas. It focuses on classification, association rule mining and clustering.

Each topic is clearly explained, with a focus on algorithms not mathematical formalism, and is illustrated by detailed worked examples. The book is written for readers without a strong background in mathematics or statistics and any formulae used are explained in detail.

It can be used as a textbook to support courses at undergraduate or postgraduate levels in a wide range of subjects including Computer Science, Business Studies, Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Forensic Science.

As an aid to self-study, it aims to help general readers develop the necessary understanding of what is inside the 'black box' so they can use commercial data mining packages discriminatingly, as well as enabling advanced readers or academic researchers to understand or contribute to future technical advances in the field.

Each chapter has practical exercises to enable readers to check their progress. A full glossary of technical terms used is included.

Principles of Data Mining includes descriptions of algorithms for classifying streaming data, both stationary data, where the underlying model is fixed, and data that is time-dependent, where the underlying model changes from time to time - a phenomenon known as concept drift.

The expanded fourth edition gives a detailed description of a feed-forward neural network with backpropagation and shows how it can be used for classification.

About the authors

Max Bramer is Emeritus Professor of Information Technology at the University of Portsmouth, England, Vice-President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and Chair of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence.

He has been actively involved since the 1980s in the field that has since come to be called by names such as Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Big Data and Predictive Analytics. He has carried out many projects in the field, particularly in relation to automatic classification of data, and has published extensively in the technical literature. He has taught the subject to both undergraduate and postgraduate students for many years.

Some of Max Bramer’s other Springer publications include:

Research and Development in Intelligent Systems

Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice

Artificial Intelligence: an International Perspective

Logic Programming with Prolog

Web Programming with PHP and MySQL



Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £27.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7493-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £34.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Data Mining
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-7493-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-7493-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7492-9
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XVI, 571
Number of Illustrations
138 b/w illustrations
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