Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Data Mining: Introduction for Students
So you are thinking of studying data mining and knowledge discovery?
This field studies how to analyze the huge volumes of data and information generated by businesses, science, web, and other sources and how to separate true patterns there from random and false ones.
Think of the world as a multitude of giant, constantly shifting patterns. Data mining provides you the tools to analyze the world and finding the true patterns there.
Data mining is already applied today to unlocking the secrets of human genome,
to improving business and e-commerce, to analyzing the web, to detecting fraud, ...
even to analyzing baseball!
With the amount of information in the world estimate to double about every 9 months, data mining is expected to be one of the hot professions of the 21st century.
I hope you will take the course!