Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Knowledge Discovery in Databases

ZZN Acad. year 2016/2017 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Basic concepts concerning knowledge discovery in data, relation of knowledge discovery and data mining. Data sources for knowledge discovery. Principles and techniques of data preprocessing for mining. Systems for knowledge discovery in data, data mining query languages. Data mining techniques  association rules, classification and prediction, clustering. Mining unconventional data - data streams, time series and sequences, graphs, spatial and spatio-temporal data, multimedia. Text and web mining. Working-out a data mining project by means of an available data mining tool.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

51 exam, 15 half-term test, 34 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

  • Students get a broad, yet in-depth overview of the field of data mining and knowledge discovery.
  • They are able both to use and to develop knowledge discovery tools.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

  • Student learns terminology in Czech ane English language.
  • Student gains experience in solving projects in a small team.
  • Student improves his ability to present and defend the results of projects.

Learning objectives

To familiarize students with knowledge discovery in data sources, to explain useful knowledge types and the steps of the knowledge discovery process, and to familiarize them with techniques, algorithms and tools used in the process.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

  • Basic knowledge of probability and statistics.
  • Knowledge of database technology at a bachelor subject level. 

Study literature

  • Han, J., Kamber, M.: Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques. Third Edition. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2012, 703 p., ISBN 978-0-12-381479-1.
  • Han, J., Kamber, M.: Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques. Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2006, 770 p., ISBN 1-55860-901-3.    

Fundamental literature

  • Han, J., Kamber, M.: Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques. Third Edition. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2012, 703 p., ISBN 978-0-12-381479-1.
  • Han, J., Kamber, M.: Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques. Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2006, 770 p., ISBN 1-55860-901-3.  

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction - motivation, fundamental concepts, data source and knowledge types.
  2. Data Preparation - characteristics of data.
  3. Data Preparation - methods.
  4. Data Warehouse and OLAP Technology for knowledge discovery.
  5. Mining frequent patterns and associations - basic concepts, efficient and scalable frequent itemset mining methods.
  6. Multi-level association rules, association mining and correlation analysis, constraint-based association rules.
  7. Classification and prediction - basic concepts, decision tree, Bayesian classification, rule-based classification.
  8. Classification by means of neural networks, SVM classifier, other classification methods, prediction.
  9. Cluster analysis - basic concepts, types of data in cluster analysis, partitioning and hierarchical methods.
  10. Other clustering methods. Mining in biological data.
  11. Introduction to mining data stream, time-series and sequence data.
  12. Introduction to mining in graphs, spatio-temporal data, moving object data and multimédia data. 
  13. Text mining, mining the Web.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Working-out a data mining project by means of an available data mining tool.

Progress assessment

A mid-term test, formulation of a data mining task, presentation of the project.

Controlled instruction

A mid-term test, formulation of a data mining task, presentation of the project. The minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 20. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to the student.

Exam prerequisites

Duty credit consists of working-out the project, defending project results and of obtaining at least 24 points for activities during semester.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MIN, 2nd year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBS, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group S
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MGM, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MIS, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group N
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MMI, MMM, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MPV, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group D
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MSK, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group M
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