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Data Mining
Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques
Slides for Chapter 3 of 
 Data Mining 
by I. H. Witten, E. Frank andM. A. Hall 
 
2Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques (Chapter 2)
Input:
Concepts, instances, attributes
Terminology
What’s a concept?
Classification, association, clustering, numeric prediction
What’s in an example?
Relations, flat files, recursion
What’s in an attribute?
 Nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio
Preparing the input
ARFF, attributes, missing values, getting to know data
 
3Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques (Chapter 2)
Terminology
Components of the input:
Concepts: kinds of things that can be learned
Aim: intelligible and operational concept description
Instances: the individual, independent examples of aconcept
 Note: more complicated forms of input are possible
Attributes: measuring aspects of an instance
We will focus on nominal and numeric ones

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