I am currently at the PAKDD 2014 conference in Tainan, In this post, I will report interesting information about the conference and talks that I have attended. Importance of Succint Data Structures for Data Mining I have attended a very nice … Continue reading

# Category Archives: Data Mining

Today, I write a post to announce a new version of the SPMF Java open-source data mining library. It is SPMF version 0.95 and it is a major revision. It offers 11 new data mining algorithms for various data mining … Continue reading

Today, I will show how to use the open-source SPMF data mining software to discover sequential patterns in web log data. Then, I will show to how visualize the frequent sequential patterns found, using GraphViz. Step 1 : getting the … Continue reading

A common problem in research on data mining is that researchers proposing new data mining algorithms often do not compare the performance of their new algorithm with the current state-of-the art data mining algorithms. For example, let me illustrate this … Continue reading

In this blog post, I will discuss my recent trip to the ADMA 2013 conference (9th Intern. Conf. on Advanced Data Mining and Applications in China (December 14-16 2013 in Hangzhou, China at Zhejiang University). Note that the view expressed … Continue reading

In this blog post, I will give a brief overview of an important subfield of data mining that is called pattern mining. Pattern mining consists of using/developing data mining algorithms to discover interesting, unexpected and useful patterns in databases. Pattern … Continue reading

A few months ago, I wrote a popular blog post on this blog about why it is important to publish source code and datasets for researchers“. I explained several advantages that researchers can get by sharing the source code of … Continue reading

Today, I will discuss an important concept in data mining which is the use of constraints. Data mining is a broad field incorporating many different kind of techniques for discovering unexpected and new knowledge from data. Some main data mining … Continue reading

Today, I will discuss the topic of accurately evaluating the memory usage of data mining algorithms in Java. I will share several problems that I have discovered with memory measurements in Java for data miners and strategies to avoid these … Continue reading

In this post, I will discuss what are the steps that I follow to implement a data mining algorithm. The subject of this post comes from a question that I have received by e-mail recently, and I think that it … Continue reading