Excellent introduction to data mining algorithms,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques with Java Implementations (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) (Taschenbuch)
Witten and Frank have generated a book that is readable without eliminating all technical (yes, even mathematical!) descriptions of the key data mining algorithms. And they are up-to-date, including support vector machines and boosting. There are sufficient examples of the techniques to provide readers with a good feel for what each technique can accomplish. For example, how many books can provide a readable explanation of support vector machines?
There are some quibbles, such as not including any discussion of neural networks (noted in Ch. 1 with another reference)--I believe it deserves some attention because of its widespread use. Additionally, future editions should include a least a brief summary of data preprocessing, input selection, feature creation, etc. But these are quibbles.
The Java portion of the book is not of as much interest to me, but for those wishing to implement the algorithms, it provides a nice blueprint (from the code I looked at).
For what they have undertaken, they have performed admirably, and I would highly recommend this book.
Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques with Java Implementations (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)(5 Kundenrezensionen)
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