CAP359 - Principles and Applications of Data Mining

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These are the lecture notes and additional material for the course CAP359 - Principles and Applications of Data Mining, part of the Graduate Program in Applied Computing offered by the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research.
This course will be offered every third term of the year.

In this course students will learn algorithms, techniques and applications of Data Mining through practical examples. Students must complete the assigned exercises and present a complete project that applied the concepts and algorithms to data related to his or her research field.

Course material and additional notes are in English. Lectures may be presented in Portuguese. Notes are frequently updated!

See below the course schedule, additional material for the course and references.

Course Schedule for 2018 (Third Term)

Lectures will be held on Mondays, 8:30AM - noon, at CTE's meeting room (second floor).

September 24th Introduction to the course, discussion on the projects.
Lecture Notes.
October 1st From Data Science to Data Mining -- what do we need?
Tidy Data and how to get it.
Lecture Notes.
October 8th No lectures this day. Work on the projects' proposals!
Please send me a one-page report about the problem you will try to solve and the data that is available for it.
October 15th Classification Algorithms
Lecture Notes.
October 22nd Data Mining with Orange -- José Alberto Sá
October 29th Clustering Algorithms
November 5th No lectures this day. Work on the projects' proposals!
November 12th Data Mining with R -- José Roberto Motta Garcia
November 19th No lectures this day. Work on the projects' proposals!
From this week on we will work on the projects. We may have two or more meetings during the next weeks, can be at any time (within reason), e-mail me to schedule.
November 26th Meetings about the projects. Can be at any time (within reason), e-mail me to schedule!
December 3rd Meetings about the projects. Can be at any time (within reason), e-mail me to schedule!
December 10th Results and Discussions

Additional Material

A R package used in the lectures: cap359r

Material used by José Roberto Motta Garcia for a Data Science in R talk (warning: 230MB file!)

References

Books

Journals

Contact the professor if you can't find a specific article!