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Plagiarism at Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology by Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M

I have recently found another case of plagiarism from India. It is by  two professors from the Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology  named Nasreen Ali A ( arunpvmn@gmail.com )  and Arunkumar M at Ilahia. The plagiarized paper The plagiarized paper is the … 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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An introduction to periodic pattern mining

In this blog post I will give an introduction to the discovery of periodic patterns in data. Mining periodic patterns is an important data mining task as patterns may periodically appear in all kinds of data, and it may be desirable to find them … Continue reading

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Brief report about the ACM SAC 2016 conference

Last week, I have attended the ACM SAC 2016 conference (31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing). It was held in Pisa, Italy from the 4th to the 8th April 2016. In this blog post, I will briefly discuss this conference. About … Continue reading

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News about SPMF

Some quick news about the SPMF project. First, this month I have made a few updates to SPMF.  Two new algorithms have been added: USpan (for high-utility sequential pattern mining) and FCHM (for correlated high utility itemset mining). Moreover, I have fixed … Continue reading

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200,000 visitors on the SPMF website!

Today, I will just write a short blog post to mention that the SPMF open-source data mining library has recently passed the milestone of 200,000 visitors.  This is possible thanks to the support of all users of SPMF, and the contributors … Continue reading

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How to design memory-efficient data mining algorithms in Java?

A while ago, I had written a blog post about How to measure the memory usage of algorithms in Java. Today, I will discuss the topic of optimizing the memory usage of algorithms written in Java to design memory-efficient data mining algorithms. … Continue reading

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How to test if a data mining mining algorithm implementation is correct?

In this blog post, I will discuss how to check if a data mining algorithm implementation is correct and complete. This is a very important topic for researchers who are implementing data mining algorithms since an incorrect implementation may generate unexpected results. … Continue reading

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How to give a good oral presentation at an academic conference?

Today, I will discuss the topic of how to give a good oral presentation of your research at academic cconferences. This is a very important topic since if a presentation is interesting, more researchers will be interested in your work and it may bring … Continue reading

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New version of SPMF Java open-source data mining library (0.95)

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

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