Department of Computing and Communication Technologies Research Lecture Series lecture 4

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


T2.21, Turing Building, Wheatley Campus


Speaker  Dr Daniel Rodriguez will be talking on the topic of an introduction to data mining, and the Weka and R toolkits.


In this seminar we will provide an introduction to data mining. We will
cover the knowledge discovery life cycle including some basic algorithms and
evaluation of the results. The algorithms in data mining are traditionally
divided into (i) supervised learning which aims to discover knowledge for
classification or prediction and (ii) unsupervised learning which refers to
descriptive induction to extract interesting knowledge from data. We will
discuss the problems faced when dealing with datasets. We will also briefly
cover the Weka toolkit (Explorer, Experimenter and KnowledgeFlow) and R and will
provide some examples from the software engineering domain. 

Refreshments will be provided.