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Category Archives: Big data
How to discover interesting patterns in data?
Discovering interesting patterns in data is often referred as data mining, data science or big data. In the last few years, I have written several blog posts providing introduction to data mining and key topics in data mining: An Introduction to … Continue reading
Posted in Big data, Data Mining, Data science, Research
Tagged big data, data mining, data science, pattern mining, survey
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Call for chapters: High Utility Pattern Mining, the book
CALL FOR CHAPTERS HighUtility Pattern Mining: Theory, Algorithms and Applications Editors: Philippe FournierViger, ChunWei Lin, Roger Nkambou, Bay Vo An edited book to be published by Springer in 2018 Introduction This book will provide an introduction to the high utility mining, reviews stateoftheart … Continue reading
Introduction to the Apriori algorithm (with Java code)
This blog post provides an introduction to the Apriori algorithm, a classic data mining algorithm for the problem of frequent itemset mining. Although Apriori was introduced in 1993, more than 20 years ago, Apriori remains one of the most important data mining algorithms, not … Continue reading
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Tagged apriori algorithm, frequent itemset, frequent pattern, itemset mining, java, source code
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The PAKDD 2017 conference (a brief report)
This week, I have attended the PAKDD 2017 conference in Jeju Island, South Korea, this week, from the 23 to 26th May. PAKDD is the top data mining conference for the asiapacific region. It is held every year in a … Continue reading
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Tagged big data, conference, data mining, pakdd
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This is why you should visualize your data!
In the data science and data mining communities, several practitioners are applying various algorithms on data, without attempting to visualize the data. This is a big mistake because sometimes, visualizing the data greatly helps to understand the data. Some phenomena are obvious … Continue reading
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Tagged big data, data, data mining, data science, visualization
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An Introduction to Sequential Pattern Mining
In this blog post, I will give an introduction to sequential pattern mining, an important data mining task with a wide range of applications from text analysis to market basket analysis. This blog post is aimed to be a short … Continue reading
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Tagged big data, data mining, data science, frequent pattern mining, frequent patterns, pattern, sequence, sequential pattern
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An introduction to frequent subgraph mining
In this blog post, I will give an introduction to an interesting data mining task called frequent subgraph mining, which consists of discovering interesting patterns in graphs. This task is important since data is naturally represented as graph in many domains (e.g. … Continue reading
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Tagged algorithm, big data, data mining, data science, frequent subgraphs, graph, pattern mining
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We are launching a new data mining journal
In this blog post, I will discuss one of my recent and current project. I have been recently working with my colleague ChunWei Lin on launching a new journal, titled “Data Science and Pattern Recognition“. This is a new openaccess journal, … Continue reading
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Tagged big data, data mining, data science, journal
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Introduction to clustering: the KMeans algorithm (with Java code)
In this blog post, I will introduce the popular data mining task of clustering (also called cluster analysis). I will explain what is the goal of clustering, and then introduce the popular KMeans algorithm with an example. Moreover, I will briefly explain how an opensource Java implementation of … Continue reading
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Tagged clustering, data mining, data science, java, kmeans, opensource, spmf
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Introduction to time series mining with SPMF
This blog post briefly explain how time series data mining can be performed with the Java opensource data mining library SPMF (v.2.06). It first explain what is a time series and then discuss how data mining can be performed on time series. What is … Continue reading
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Tagged big data, data mining, data science, java, opensource, pattern mining, SAX algorithm, spmf, time series
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