"A Practical Guide to Data Mining for Business and Industrygives practical tools on how information can be extracted from masses of data. The book is very well written, in a conversational tone that makes it enjoyable to read. The authors are excellent communicators. If you are interested in learning about data mining, learning to do a particular task in data mining, looking for a textbook to use in a data mining or analytics course, or have a problem or data analytic task you are working on, this book would be an excellent place to start." (Mathematical Association of America, 23 August 2014)
Data mining is well on its way to becoming a recognized discipline in the overlapping areas of IT, statistics, machine learning, and AI. Practical Data Mining for Business presents a user-friendly approach to data mining methods, covering the typical uses to which it is applied. The methodology is complemented by case studies to create a versatile reference book, allowing readers to look for specific methods as well as for specific applications. The book is formatted to allow statisticians, computer scientists, and economists to cross-reference from a particular application or method to sectors of interest.