About this book
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, this book 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.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-7307-6
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Computer Science
- Print ISBN 978-1-4471-7306-9
- Online ISBN 978-1-4471-7307-6
- Series Print ISSN 1863-7310
- Series Online ISSN 2197-1781
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