Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, Third Edition

  • 15h 14m
  • Jian Pei, Jiawei Han, Micheline Kamber
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2012

The increasing volume of data in modern business and science calls for more complex and sophisticated tools. Although advances in data mining technology have made extensive data collection much easier, it’s still always evolving and there is a constant need for new techniques and tools that can help us transform this data into useful information and knowledge.

Since the previous edition’s publication, great advances have been made in the field of data mining. Not only does the third of edition of Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques continue the tradition of equipping you with an understanding and application of the theory and practice of discovering patterns hidden in large data sets, it also focuses on new, important topics in the field: data warehouses and data cube technology, mining stream, mining social networks, and mining spatial, multimedia and other complex data. Each chapter is a stand-alone guide to a critical topic, presenting proven algorithms and sound implementations ready to be used directly or with strategic modification against live data. This is the resource you need if you want to apply today’s most powerful data mining techniques to meet real business challenges.

  • Presents dozens of algorithms and implementation examples, all in pseudo-code and suitable for use in real-world, large-scale data mining projects.
  • Addresses advanced topics such as mining object-relational databases, spatial databases, multimedia databases, time-series databases, text databases, the World Wide Web, and applications in several fields.
  • Provides a comprehensive, practical look at the concepts and techniques you need to get the most out of your data

About the Authors

Jiawei Han is a Bliss Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has received numerous awards for his contributions on research into knowledge discovery and data mining, including ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award (2004), IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2005), and IEEE W. Wallace McDowell Award (2009). He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (2006–2011) and as an editorial board member of several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery.

Micheline Kamber has a master's degree in computer science (specializing in artificial intelligence) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She was an NSERC Scholar and has worked as a researcher at McGill University, Simon Fraser University, and in Switzerland. Her background in data mining and passion for writing in easy-to-understand terms help make this text a favorite of professionals, instructors, and students.

Jian Pei is currently an associate professor at the School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He received a Ph.D. degree in computing science from Simon Fraser University in 2002 under Dr. Jiawei Han's supervision. He has published prolifically in the premier academic forums on data mining, databases, Web searching, and information retrieval and actively served the academic community. His publications have received thousands of citations and several prestigious awards. He is an associate editor of several data mining and data analytics journals.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Foreword to Second Edition
  • Introduction
  • Getting to Know Your Data
  • Data Preprocessing
  • Data Warehousing and Online Analytical Processing
  • Data Cube Technology
  • Mining Frequent Patterns, Associations, and Correlations—Basic Concepts and Methods
  • Advanced Pattern Mining
  • Classification—Basic Concepts
  • Classification—Advanced Methods
  • Cluster Analysis—Basic Concepts and Methods
  • Advanced Cluster Analysis
  • Outlier Detection
  • Data Mining Trends and Research Frontiers
  • Bibliography
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