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Principles of Data Mining

  • Presents the principal techniques of data mining with particular emphasis on explaining and motivating the techniques used

  • Focuses on developing an understanding of the basic algorithms and an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses

  • Readers are not required to have a strong mathematical or statistical background

  • Can be used as a textbook and also for self-study


About this book


Data Mining, the automatic extraction of implicit and potentially useful information from data, is increasingly used in commercial, scientific and other application areas.

This book explains and explores the principal techniques of Data Mining: for classification, generation of association rules and clustering. It is written for readers without a strong background in mathematics or statistics and focuses on detailed examples & explanations of the algorithms given.

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 the general reader develop the necessary understanding to use commercial data mining packages discriminatingly, as well as enabling the advanced reader or academic researcher 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.


Algorithms Artificial Intelligence Data Mining Databases Knowledge Discovery algorithm classification performance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Digital Professor of Information TechnologyUniversity of PortsmouthUK

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