News about the data mining blog

This data mining blog has been created more than five years ago and has had a considerable success with more than 800,000 views. For this, I want to thank all the readers. Today, I will announce some important news related to this blog.

Translation of the blog

The first news is that the blog will be translated to make it more accessible in other languages. Since I work in China and there is a very large Chinese data mining community, I have recently added a Chinese translation of the data mining blog. It can be accessed by clicking the following link in the menu of this website.

chinese blog

In the Chinese version of the data mining blog, not all blog posts will be translated, but the most important ones.  Currently four posts have been translated. I have published two and the others will be published in the following weeks.

chinese data mining

I am also considering adding a French translation since I am a native French speaker.  Other languages could also be added such as Vietnamese and Spanish if volunteers are willing to help me translating to other languages.

Video tutorials about data mining and big data

The second news is that I am currently experimenting with software to record lectures and publish them online as HTML5 videos. In the near future, I will start publishing  various videos about data mining. This will include some lectures that I have given, as well as some tutorials for my SPMF data mining software. I will also record some video tutorials to present some classical data mining algorithms. Moreover, I will discuss why recording videos can be useful to promote research, in a future blog post.


In this blog post, I have given some news about future plans for the blog. Thanks again for reading and commenting. I am also looking for contributors. If you would like to contribute as a guest author or translator, just let me know.

Philippe Fournier-Viger is a professor of Computer Science and also the founder of the open-source data mining software SPMF, offering more than 150 data mining algorithms.

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