Laboratory of Computer and Information Science

Courses in previous years 1998, 1997, 1996

Tik-61.181 Special Course in Information Science I

Lecturer: professor Olli Simula
Assistents: Esa Alhoniemi, Juha Vesanto
Semester: autumn 1999
Credit points: 4 cr
Place: seminar room B333 in the computer science building
Time: Wednesdays 14-16, starting from September 15th
Language: english
Course info in finnish

Data Preparation for Data Mining

In the seminar, one of the basic problems of data mining is investigated: data preparation/preprocessing. The primary course book is a new book by Dorian Pyle "Data Preparation for Data Mining". The book costs about $40 + posting in the Amazon.

Practical arrangements

See the beginning of the page.

Course assistants are Juha Vesanto and Esa Alhoniemi.

To pass the course (4 cr) you have to:

To pass the course "with distinction", at least 14 of the home exercises should be solved, and the presentation and practical exercise should be very good.


Date Name of presenter Material Subject
15.9. Juha Vesanto Introduction to the course
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22.9. Juha Vesanto A good presentation
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Juha Vesanto Chapter 1 Introduction to data mining
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Esa Alhoniemi Example of a data mining project
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29.9. Jani Mattsson Chapter 2 Types of measurements
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6.10. Markku Ursin Chapter 3 The process of data preparation
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Markku Roiha Chapter 4 Basic preparation
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13.10. Peng Chengyuan Chapter 5.1-5.4 Sampling and variability
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Mika Raivio Chapter 5.5 - 5.9 Confidence
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20.10. Ville Makkonen Chapter 6.1-6.2 Handling nonnumerical variables (1)
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Kenrick Bingham Chapter 6.3-6.6 Handling nonnumerical variables (2)
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Vuokko Vuori Additional material Multidimensional scaling
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27.10. Yuan Zhijian Additional material Projection methods
Markus Koskela Chapter 7 Normalizing and redistributing variables
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Jukka Parviainen Chapter 8 + additional material Missing and empty values
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3.11. Ella Bingham Chapter 9.1-9.5 Series variables (1)
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Simona Malaroiu Chapter 9.6-9.9 Series variables (2)
Olli Saarela Heikki Jokinen, "Disturbance Detection and Suppression in Signal Preprocessing" Series variables (3)
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10.11. Ville Viitaniemi Chapter 10.1-10.4 Sparse data, data compression (1)
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Markus Siponen Chapter 10.5-10.9 Sparse data, data compression (2)
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Mikko Syrjälahti Chapman et al, "CRISP-DM Process Model" CRISP model for data mining
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17.11. no lecture
24.11. Ari Niinistö Chapter 11.1-11.4 Data survey (1)
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Martti Kesäniemi Chapter 11.5-11.9 Data survey (2)
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Jussi Ahola Chapter 11; supplemental material Data survey (3)
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Johan Himberg Additional material Clustering
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Heikki Mannila Guest lecture in T4 at 16:15- Sequences and episodes: A case study of data mining in telecommunications
1.12. Jaakko Leppänen Additional material Graphical examination of data
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Mihai Enescu Additional material Data warehousing
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16.1.2000 Deadline for home exercises and practical assignement
19.1.2000 Esa Alhoniemi, Juha Vesanto Post-seminar lecture on the results of home exercises

Additional materials, available from the assistents, are listed below. Feel free to use your own sources.

Home exercises, practical assignement

Exercises are available from the course exercises page.

The deadline for the home exercises and the practical assignement is January 16th 2000. They can be returned to the assistants (room B313), lecturer, or the secretary of the Laboratory of Computer and Information Science.

There will be a separate lecture on January 19th 2000, when the (correct) results of home exercises and the practical assignment will be presented and discussed.

Other CIS courses
December 1st, 1999
Juha Vesanto