This book is an outgrowth of data mining courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG); the R PI course has been offered every Fall since 1998, whereas the UFMG course has been offered since 2002. Although there are several good books on data mining and related topics, we felt that many of them are either too high-level or too advanced. Our goal was to write an introductory text that focuses on the fundamental algorithms in data mining and analysis. It lays the mathematical foundations for the core data mining methods, with key concepts explained when first encountered; the book also tries to build the intuition behind the formulas to aid understanding.
|Publication:||Cambridge University Press|
|Writer:||MOHAMMED J. ZAKI, WAGNER MEIRA JR.|