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The importance of constraints in data mining

Today, I will discuss an important concept in data mining which is the use of constraints. Data mining is a broad field incorporating many different kind of techniques for discovering unexpected and new knowledge from data. Some main data mining … Continue reading

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How to measure the memory usage of data mining algorithms in Java?

Today, I will discuss the topic of accurately evaluating the memory usage of data mining algorithms in Java. I will share several problems that I have discovered with memory measurements in Java for data miners and strategies to avoid these … Continue reading

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What are the steps to implement a data mining algorithm?

In this post, I will discuss what are the steps that I follow to implement a data mining algorithm.  The subject of this post comes from a question that I have received by e-mail recently, and I think that it … Continue reading

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Analyzing the source code of the SPMF data mining software

Hi everyone, In this blog post, I will discuss how I have applied an open-source tool that is named Code Analyzer ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/codeanalyze-gpl/ )  to analyze the source code of my open-source data mining software named SPMF. I have applied … Continue reading

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How to characterize and compare data mining algorithms?

Hi, today, I will discuss how to compare data mining algorithms.  This is an important question for data mining researchers who want to evaluate which algorithm is “better” in general or for a given situation.  This question is also important … Continue reading

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A Map of Data Mining Algorithms (offered in SPMF v092c)

Hi, I have made a map to visualize the relationship between the 52 different data mining algorithms offered in the SPMF data mining software.  You can view it in PNG format by clicking on the picture below: Or you can … Continue reading

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How to choose a good thesis topic in Data Mining?

I have seen many people asking for help in data mining forums and on other websites about how to choose a good thesis topic in data mining.  Therefore, in this this post, I will address this question. The first thing … Continue reading

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How to become a good data mining programmer?

In this post, I will discuss what it takes to be a good data mining programmer and how to become one. Data mining is a broad field that can be approached from several angles. Some people with a mathematical background will … Continue reading

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Why it is important to publish source code and datasets for researchers?

Today, I will discuss about why it is important that researchers share their source code and data. As some of you know, I’m working on the design of data mining algorithms. More specifically, I’m working on algorithms for discovering patterns … Continue reading

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