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 asia-pacific region. It is held every year in a … Continue reading

# Category Archives: Data science

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

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

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

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

In this blog post, I will discuss one of my recent and current project. I have been recently working with my colleague Chun-Wei Lin on launching a new journal, titled “Data Science and Pattern Recognition“. This is a new open-access journal, … Continue reading

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 K-Means algorithm with an example. Moreover, I will briefly explain how an open-source Java implementation of … Continue reading

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

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

This week, I have attended the IEA AIE 2016 conference, held at Morioka, Japan from the 2nd to the 4th August 2016. In this blog post, I will briefly discuss the conference. About the conference IEA AIE 2016 (29th International Conference on … Continue reading