Data Mining Foundations and Practice Specialization

The Data Mining specialization is intended for data science professionals and domain experts who want to learn the fundamental concepts and core techniques for discovering patterns in large-scale data sets. This specialization consists of three courses: (1) Data Mining Pipeline, which introduces the key steps of data understanding, data preprocessing, data warehouse, data modeling and interpretation/evaluation; (2) Data Mining Methods, which covers core techniques for frequent pattern analysis, classification, clustering, and outlier detection; and (3) Data Mining Project, which offers guidance and hands-on experience of designing and implementing a real-world data mining project.
Data Mining can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-DS is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and others. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the MS-DS is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience in computer science, information science, mathematics, and statistics.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Data mining pipeline: data understanding, preprocessing, warehousing
- Data mining methods: frequent patterns, classification, clustering, outliers
- Data mining project: project formulation, design, implementation, reporting
- B​y the end of this course, you will be able to identify the key components of the data mining pipeline ​and describe how they're related.

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Data Mining Project (Coursera)

This course offers step-by-step guidance and hands-on experience of designing and implementing a real-world data mining project, including problem formulation, literature survey, proposed work, evaluation, discussion and future work. Data Mining Project can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science [...]
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Data Mining Methods (Coursera)

This course covers the core techniques used in data mining, including frequent pattern analysis, classification, clustering, outlier analysis, as well as mining complex data and research frontiers in the data mining field. Data Mining Methods can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science [...]
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