Report about the KDD 2018 conference

This week, I am participating to the KDD 2018 ( 24th ACM SIGKDD Intern. Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining), in London, UK from the 19th to 23rd August 2018. The KDD conference is an international conference, established 24 years ago. It … Continue reading

A Model for Football Pass Prediction (source code + dataset)

In this blog post, I will discuss the data challenge of the Machine Learning for Sport Analytics workshop (MLSA 2018) at PKDD 2018. The challenge consisted of predicting the receivers of football passes (pass prediction). I will first briefly describe … Continue reading

PAKDD 2018 Conference (a brief report)

In this blog post, I will discuss the PAKDD 2018 conference (Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining), in Melbourne Australia, from the 3rd June to the 6th June 2018. About the PAKDD conference PAKDD is an important conference … Continue reading

On the Completeness of the CloSpan and IncSpan algorithms

In this blog post, I will briefly discuss the fact that the popular CloSpan algorithm for frequent sequential pattern mining is an incomplete algorithm.  This means that in some special situations, CloSpan does not produce the expected results that it has been designed for, and … Continue reading

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