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Book: Journeys to Data Mining - Experiences from 15 Renowned Researchers

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The 15 contributors to book are among the leading data mining scientists and professionals. They wrote about their journeys, their motivation, the research milestones, notable successes and failures, advice for young researchers, and more. Also, an excerpt from Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro chapter.

I finally received my copy of

Journeys to Data Mining Journeys to Data Mining: Experiences from 15 Renowned Researchers [Hardcover]
Mohamed Medhat Gaber (Editor)
Springer, 2012
ISBN-10: 3642280463

With contributions from:

Book description
Data mining, an interdisciplinary field combining methods from artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics and database systems, has grown tremendously over the last 20 years and produced core results for applications like business intelligence, spatio-temporal data analysis, bioinformatics, and stream data processing. The fifteen contributors to this volume are successful and well-known data mining scientists and professionals. Although by no means an exhaustive list, all of them have helped the field to gain the reputation and importance it enjoys today, through the many valuable contributions they have made.

Here is more detailed description.

Here is an excerpt from my chapter

... 7. Knowledge Discovery Nuggets and Knowledge Discovery Mine I started the Knowledge Discovery Nuggets e-mail newsletter in 1993 as a way to connect researchers who attended the KDD-93 workshop in Anaheim, CA. The first issue, in text format, is still online [14].

In 1994, our group at GTE discovered a great new thing called the World Wide Web, and in May of 1994 I launched a web site called Knowledge Discovery Mine [15] at info.gte.com/~kdd (URL no longer valid). I was receiving many inquiries about software, meetings, and other activities related to KDD, so having a website with the directory of everything related to knowledge discovery seemed like an easy way to answer these questions at once.

early KDnuggets homepage, July 1997

Fig. 3. A screen-shot of early KDnuggets homepage in 1997, obtained from archive.com (counter value not correct)

I am grateful to Michael Beddows and Chris Matheus who helped me maintain Knowledge Discovery Mine when I was at GTE. Shortly before I left GTE in 1997, I moved the Knowledge Discovery Mine to a new domain I called KDnuggets.com (see Fig 3) for Knowledge Discovery Nuggets.

Having both an active newsletter and a website was a virtuous combination, and the number of subscribers to KDnuggets email newsletters grew from 50 who received the first issue in 1993 to 6,000 by the end of 1998 and about 11,000 by the end of 2001, when the dot com bubble burst. ...

See another part from my chapter First Workshop on KDD - Knowledge Discovery in Databases.

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