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

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

This is why you should visualize your data!

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

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