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Redescription Mining


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Esther Galbrun, Pauli Miettinen
    Pages 1-23
  3. Esther Galbrun, Pauli Miettinen
    Pages 25-49
  4. Esther Galbrun, Pauli Miettinen
    Pages 51-80

About this book


This book provides a gentle introduction to redescription mining, a versatile data mining tool that is useful to find distinct common characterizations of the same objects and, vice versa, to identify sets of objects that admit multiple shared descriptions. It is intended for readers who are familiar with basic data analysis techniques such as clustering, frequent itemset mining, and classification. Redescription mining is defined in a general way, making it applicable to different types of data. The general framework is made more concrete through many practical examples that show the versatility of redescription mining. The book also introduces the main algorithmic ideas for mining redescriptions, together with applications from various domains. The final part of the book contains variations and extensions of the basic redescription mining problem, and discusses some future directions and open questions. 


Redescription mining Alternative characterizations Data mining Multi-view data analysis Interpretable patterns Visualizations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Inria Nancy – Grand EstVillers-lès-NancyFrance
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institute for InformaticsSaarbrückenGermany

About the authors

Esther Galbrun is a junior research scientist at Inria Nancy--Grand Est, France. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the CS department of Boston University, USA, after having obtained her PhD in 2014 from the CS department at the University of Helsinki, Finland, on the topic of redescription mining.

Pauli Miettinen is a senior researcher and head of the area Data Mining at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany. He is also an Adjunct Professor of computer science at the University of Helsinki, Finland, where he previously worked in Prof. Heikki Mannila’s group, and received his PhD in 2009. His main research interest is in Algorithmic Data Analysis. In particular, he has been working on matrix decompositions over non-standard algebras and their applications to data mining and on redescription mining.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Redescription Mining
  • Authors Esther Galbrun
    Pauli Miettinen
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-72888-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72889-6
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 80
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
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