Top 10 Data Mining Sites for Beginners

Here is my version of top 10 data mining sites for beginners in data mining/business intelligence/analytics. Anyway, welcome to the club 🙂

  1. Data Mining Community’s Top Resource (KDnuggets) – great info for software resources, education, jobs etc.
  2. StatSoft Data Mining Techniques – great info for data mining process, concepts, modeling, data warehousing etc. They even have online Statistics textbook that offers training in the understanding and application of statistics.
  3. Statistical Data Mining Tutorials (AutonLab) – compilation of a set of tutorials on many aspects of statistical data mining, including the foundations of probability, the foundations of statistical data analysis, and most of the classic machine learning and data mining algorithms.
  4. Kurt Thearling Data Mining – a great introduction to data mining foundation, including data mining architecture and glossary terms.
  5. The Data Mine – collaborative input using Twiki about data mining and knowledge discovery including exhaustive list of software/tools (free and commercials).
  6. Videolectures on Data Mining – popular video lecture on recent data mining technologies by data mining people.
  7. Video Tutorials (sentimentmining) – an online data mining video tutorials using WEKA for beginners, including how to perform text mining, clustering, neural network and sentiment mining.
  8. Information Management – an up-to-date publication for business intelligence, analytics, integration and data warehousing.
  9. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery – premier technical journal focused on the theory, techniques and practice for extracting information from large databases.
  10. Wikipedia on Data Mining – last but not least an online encyclopedia on data mining including, background, process and applications of data mining.
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Data Mining Algorithms Survey 2010

I just received a copy of the 4th Data Miner Survey report from the Rexer Analytics people. The survey has been participated by about 735 data miners from 60 countries. I am interested in data mining algorithms section of the report which stated that decision trees, regression and cluster analysis continue to form a triad of core algorithms for most data miners.

For a complete list of data mining algorithms used by most data miners in 2010 can be seen as below:

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Algorithm News

AOL Has Algorithm For Finding Content Topics For Reporters – Search Engine Watch (blog)

AOL Has Algorithm For Finding Content Topics For Reporters
Search Engine Watch (blog)
Vice President at Laredo Group and Founder of Influence Collective LLC, Kendall Allen reported, “Demand/ROI, an algorithm that trawls the social networks …
Cleveland man believes he’s discovered an algorithm that could improve … – NewsNet5.com

NewsNet5.com

Cleveland man believes he’s discovered an algorithm that could improve …
NewsNet5.com
Over the next 30 years, Odoms spent countless hours learning about algorithms, and the importance of being able to generate random numbers to improve …
Sensible Vision Announces Next-Generation Face Recognition – Business Wire (press release)

Sensible Vision Announces Next-Generation Face Recognition
Business Wire (press release)
Enhanced Recognition: With a next-generation algorithm, users will now experience even more frequent recognition in an even wider variety of lighting …
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Is Microsoft Unintrusively Adding Search History To Its Algorithm? – Search Engine Watch (blog)

Is Microsoft Unintrusively Adding Search History To Its Algorithm?
Search Engine Watch (blog)
Since searching to find sites they’ve been to before is a frequent query, one paper discusses an algorithm that can determine when someone is using a search …
Export of Georgia-assembled computers to Armenia planned – PanARMENIAN.Net

Export of Georgia-assembled computers to Armenia planned
PanARMENIAN.Net
Net – Algorithm Company plans export of Georgia-assembled computers to Armenia and Azerbaijan, according to company’s supervisory board director Giorgi …
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TTE: White label fears as Google update targets ‘duplicate’ content – Travolution

TTE: White label fears as Google update targets ‘duplicate’ content
Travolution
An as yet unnamed Google algorithm update on January 28 will mean sites with duplicate content will find it even harder to rank highly in search results, …
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Fujitsu announces an H.264 codec-based algorithm – Inquirer

TechGadgets.in

Fujitsu announces an H.264 codec-based algorithm
Inquirer
JAPANESE COMPUTER FIRM Fujitsu has developed an H.264 codec-based image processing algorithm that Microsoft will love and Google will …
Fujitsu designs sixth generation Milbeaut imaging processorTechShout!
Fujitsu Releases 6th Generation of Milbeaut Imaging ProcessorsAkihabaraNews
Fujitsu’s next-gen Milbeaut image processor does single-chip Hi-Vision video …Engadget
TechGadgets.in -Birmingham Star
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Google Willing To Alter Search Algorithm To Avoid EU Fight – ITProPortal

Reuters

Google Willing To Alter Search Algorithm To Avoid EU Fight
ITProPortal
Google could be willing to change its European search engine algorithm in order to reach an early settlement with EU anti-trust regulators. …
Google To EU: We’re Always Open To Algorithm SuggestionsSearch Engine Land
Google CEO Schmidt Wants Search Compromise with EUeWeek
Google aims to avoid clash with EU regulatorsFortune
EQuicknews
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Schapiro: SEC may consider algorithm-trading rules – MarketWatch

Schapiro: SEC may consider algorithm-trading rules
MarketWatch
“Given the potential for trading algorithms to cause severe trading disruptions and shake investor confidence, we are considering whether they should be …
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Data Mining News

Officials: Quick Access to Claims Data Could Deter Health Fraud – iHealthBeat

Officials: Quick Access to Claims Data Could Deter Health Fraud
iHealthBeat
The federal government’s multi-agency Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Teams, or HEAT, have achieved some success in using data-mining …
Microsoft Unveils Beta for Dryad Technology – eWeek

Microsoft Unveils Beta for Dryad Technology
eWeek
“These technologies allow you to process large volumes of data in many types of applications, including data-mining applications, image and stream …
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Using a Computer to Fight Medicare Fraud – Wall Street Journal

Using a Computer to Fight Medicare Fraud
Wall Street Journal
… and Enforcement Action Teams—led to high-profile successes, the data mining never matched the hype, members of those strike forces say privately. …
Complete Online Data Mining Services To Save Your Money – NewDesignWorld (press release)

Complete Online Data Mining Services To Save Your Money
NewDesignWorld (press release)
Here companies need to get the help of online web research and data mining specialists. At Online web research services, companies can get deep and accurate …
Data mining by governments, others stirs up critics – ScrippsNews

Data mining by governments, others stirs up critics
ScrippsNews
Supporters of data mining say that compiling and analyzing individuals’ public and private records is often necessary to maintain national safety. …
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Software That’s Easy to Use – eCRM Guide

Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Software That’s Easy to Use
eCRM Guide
Software review: When it comes to business applications for data mining and predictive analytics, one thing is certain: Businesses want to …
Online sellers face a thinly veiled threat – Kansas City Star

Fox News

Online sellers face a thinly veiled threat
Kansas City Star
Industry hails sophisticated data mining as the rebirth of the personal shopper. The techniques give consumers the wisdom of crowds drawn from those with …
Summary Box: Report calls for Web privacy rightsLive 5 News
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VermontSeeks Supreme Court Review of Data Mining Decision – Thompson.com

VermontSeeks Supreme Court Review of Data Mining Decision
Thompson.com
Last month the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit struck down a section of the Vermont Pharmaceutical Data Mining Law prohibiting the sale or use of …
Data mining looks for clues to prevention, treatment of depression – FierceHealthIT

Data mining looks for clues to prevention, treatment of depression
FierceHealthIT
Business intelligence specialists in Australia are examining how to mine patient data and clinician notes in search of better ways to diagnose and treat …
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‘Data Mining’ Gains Traction in Education – Education Week News

‘Data Mining’ Gains Traction in Education
Education Week News
The new and rapidly growing field of educational data mining is using the chaff from data collected through normal school activities to …

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