The fundamental algorithms in data mining and analysis are the basis for business intelligence and analytics, as well as automated methods to analyze patterns and models for all kinds of data. This textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate data mining courses provides a comprehensive overview from an algorithmic perspective, integrating concepts from machine learning and statistics, with plenty of examples and exercises.
The main parts of the book include exploratory data analysis, pattern mining, clustering, and classification. The book lays the basic foundations of these tasks, and also covers cutting-edge topics such as kernel methods, high-dimensional data analysis, and complex graphs and networks. With its comprehensive coverage, algorithmic perspective, and wealth of examples, this book offers solid guidance in data mining for students, researchers, and practitioners alike. Key features: • Covers both core methods and cutting-edge research • Algorithmic approach with open-source implementations • Minimal prerequisites: all key mathematical concepts are presented, as is the intuition behind the formulas • Short, self-contained chapters with class-tested examples and exercises allow for flexibility in designing a course and for easy reference • Supplementary website with lecture slides, videos, project ideas, and more