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CDS 401 Reading Assignments -- Fall 2014

Date Assigned Data Mining for the Masses
(by Matthew North)
Week 1 (8/28/2014) Chapter 1 (Basics and Introduction)
Week 2 (9/04/2014) Chapter 2 (Data Understanding and Data Profiling)
Week 3 (9/11/2014) Chapter 3 (Data Preparation)
Week 4 (9/18/2014) Chapter 4 (Introduction to Unsupervised Learning, and Correlation Mining)
Week 5 (9/25/2014) Chapter 5 (Association Rule Mining)
Week 6 (10/2/2014) Chapter 6 (Clustering)
Week 7 (10/9/2014) Chapter 8 (Linear Regression)
Week 8 (10/16/2014) MIDTERM EXAM on Thursday Oct.16
plus short lecture on Novelty Mining (no reading assignment)
Week 9 (10/23/2014) Introduction to Supervised Learning (no reading assignment)
Week 10 (10/30/2014) Chapter 10 (Decision Trees)
Week 11 (11/6/2014) Chapter 11 (Neural Networks)
Week 12 (11/13/2014) Chapter 12 (Unstructured Data = Text Mining)
Week 13 (11/20/2014) Chapter 13 (Cross-Validation, and Special Topics: Bayes, Markov Modeling)
Week 14 (11/27/2014) THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Week 15 (12/4/2014) Chapter 14 (Data Ethics, and More Special Topics)



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Author: Kirk D. Borne
Last Revised: 25-August-2014 (KDB)