Learn the general concepts of data mining along with basic methodologies and applications. Then dive into one subfield in data mining: pattern discovery. Learn in-depth concepts, methods, and applications of pattern discovery in data mining. We will also introduce methods for data-driven phrase mining and some interesting applications of pattern discovery. This course provides you the opportunity to learn skills and content to practice and engage in scalable pattern discovery methods on massive transactional data, discuss pattern evaluation measures, and study methods for mining diverse kinds of patterns, sequential patterns, and sub-graph patterns.
- Week 1 - Course Orientation
The course orientation will get you familiar with the course, your instructor, your classmates, and our learning environment.
- Week 1 - Module 1
Module 1 consists of two lessons. Lesson 1 covers the general concepts of pattern discovery. This includes the basic concepts of frequent patterns, closed patterns, max-patterns, and association rules. Lesson 2 covers three major approaches for mining frequent...
- Week 2 - Module 2
Module 2 covers two lessons: Lessons 3 and 4. In Lesson 3, we discuss pattern evaluation and learn what kind of interesting measures should be used in pattern analysis. We show that the support-confidence framework is inadequate for pattern evaluation, and ev...
- Week 3 - Module 3
Module 3 consists of two lessons: Lessons 5 and 6. In Lesson 5, we discuss mining sequential patterns. We will learn several popular and efficient sequential pattern mining methods, including an Apriori-based sequential pattern mining method, GSP; a vertic...
- Week 4 - Week 4
Module 4 consists of two lessons: Lessons 7 and 8. In Lesson 7, we study mining quality phrases from text data as the second kind of pattern mining application. We will mainly introduce two newer methods for phrase mining: ToPMine and SegPhrase, and show fre...
Abel Bliss Professor
Department of Computer Science