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Category Archives: Data Mining
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 Data Mining
In this blog post, I will introduce the topic of data mining. The goal is to give a general overview of what is data mining. What is data mining? Data mining is a field of research that has emerged in … Continue reading
Posted in Data Mining, Data science, General
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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
Posted in Big data, Data Mining, Data science, Graph mining
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
Posted in Big data, Data Mining, Data science, Opensource
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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The KDDCup 2015 dataset
The KDD cup 2015 dataset is about MOOC dropout prediction. I have had recently found that the dataset had been offline on the official website. Thus, I have uploaded a copy of the KDD cup 2015 dataset on my website. You can download … Continue reading
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Discovering hidden patterns in texts using SPMF
This tutorial will explain how to analyze text documents to discover complex and hidden relationships between words. We will illustrate this with a Sherlock Holmes novel. Moreover we will explain how hidden patterns in text can be used to recognize the author of a … Continue reading
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Why I left Canada to work as a University Professor in China
One year and a half ago, I was working as a professor at a university in Canada. But I took the decision to not renew my contract and move to China. At that time, some people may have thought that I was crazy to leave my job … Continue reading
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Brief report about the Dexa 2016 and Dawak 2016 conferences
This week, I have been attending the DEXA 2016 and DAWAK 2016 conferences, in Porto, Portugal, from the 4th to 8th September 2016, to present three papers. In this blog post, I will give a brief report about these conferences. About these … Continue reading
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