Data Preprocessing in Data Mining by Salvador GarcData Preprocessing in Data Mining by Salvador Garc

Data Preprocessing in Data Mining

bySalvador Garc, Juli Luengo, Francisco Herrera

Hardcover | September 11, 2014

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Data Preprocessing for Data Mining addresses one of the most important issues within the well-known Knowledge Discovery from Data process. Data directly taken from the source will likely have inconsistencies, errors or most importantly, it is not ready to be considered for a data mining process. Furthermore, the increasing amount of data in recent science, industry and business applications, calls to the requirement of more complex tools to analyze it. Thanks to data preprocessing, it is possible to convert the impossible into possible, adapting the data to fulfill the input demands of each data mining algorithm. Data preprocessing includes the data reduction techniques, which aim at reducing the complexity of the data, detecting or removing irrelevant and noisy elements from the data.

This book is intended to review the tasks that fill the gap between the data acquisition from the source and the data mining process. A comprehensive look from a practical point of view, including basic concepts and surveying the techniques proposed in the specialized literature, is given.Each chapter is a stand-alone guide to a particular data preprocessing topic, from basic concepts and detailed descriptions of classical algorithms, to an incursion of an exhaustive catalog of recent developments. The in-depth technical descriptions make this book suitable for technical professionals, researchers, senior undergraduate and graduate students in data science, computer science and engineering.

Title:Data Preprocessing in Data MiningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331910246X

ISBN - 13:9783319102467

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Data Sets and Proper Statistical Analysis of Data Mining Techniques.- Data Preparation Basic Models.- Dealing with Missing Values.- Dealing with Noisy Data.- Data Reduction.- Feature Selection.- Instance Selection.- Discretization.- A Data Mining Software Package Including Data Preparation and Reduction: KEEL.

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From the book reviews:"This book is a comprehensive collection of data preprocessing techniques used in data mining. Any readers who practice data mining will find it beneficial . . This book is an excellent guideline in the topic of data preprocessing for data mining. It is suitable for both practitioners and researchers who would like to use datasets in their data mining projects." (Xiannong Meng, Computing Reviews, December, 2014)