Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications

Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications

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by Robert Nisbet, Gary Miner, John Elder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123747651

ISBN-13: 9780123747655

Pub. Date: 05/22/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications is a comprehensive professional reference book that guides business analysts, scientists, engineers and researchers (both academic and industrial) through all stages of data analysis, model building and implementation. The Handbook helps one discern the technical and business problem,

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The Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications is a comprehensive professional reference book that guides business analysts, scientists, engineers and researchers (both academic and industrial) through all stages of data analysis, model building and implementation. The Handbook helps one discern the technical and business problem, understand the strengths and weaknesses of modern data mining algorithms, and employ the right statistical methods for practical application. Use this book to address massive and complex datasets with novel statistical approaches and be able to objectively evaluate analyses and solutions. It has clear, intuitive explanations of the principles and tools for solving problems using modern analytic techniques, and discusses their application to real problems, in ways accessible and beneficial to practitioners across industries - from science and engineering, to medicine, academia and commerce. This handbook brings together, in a single resource, all the information a beginner will need to understand the tools and issues in data mining to build successful data mining solutions.

  • Written "By Practitioners for Practitioners"
  • Non-technical explanations build understanding without jargon and equations
  • Tutorials in numerous fields of study provide step-by-step instruction on how to use supplied tools to build models
  • Practical advice from successful real-world implementations
  • Includes extensive case studies, examples, MS PowerPoint slides and datasets
  • CD-DVD with valuable fully-working 90-day software included: "Complete Data Miner - QC-Miner - Text Miner" bound with book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123747655
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/22/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
470,368
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Forwards
Introduction

PART I: History of Phases of Data Analysis, Basic Theory, and the Data Mining Process
Chapter 1. History – The Phases of Data Analysis throughout the Ages
Chapter 2. Theory
Chapter 3. The Data Mining Process
Chapter 4. Data Understanding and Preparation
Chapter 5. Feature Selection – Selecting the Best Variables
Chapter 6: Accessory Tools and Advanced Features in Data

PART II: - The Algorithms in Data Mining and Text Mining, and the Organization of the Three most common Data Mining Tools
Chapter 7. Basic Algorithms
Chapter 8: Advanced Algorithms
Chapter 9. Text Mining
Chapter 10. Organization of 3 Leading Data Mining Tools
Chapter 11. Classification Trees = Decision Trees
Chapter 12. Numerical Prediction (Neural Nets and GLM
Chapter 13. Model Evaluation and Enhancement
Chapter 14. Medical Informatics
Chapter 15. Bioinformatics
Chapter 16. Customer Response Models
Chapter 17. Fraud Detection

PART III: Tutorials - Step-by-Step Case Studies as a Starting Point to learn how to do Data Mining Analyses
Tutorials

PART IV: Paradox of Complex Models; using the “right model for the right use”, on-going development, and the Future.
Chapter 18: Paradox of Ensembles and Complexity
Chapter 19: The Right Model for the Right Use
Chapter 20: The Top 10 Data Mining Mistakes
Chapter 21: Prospect for the Future – Developing Areas in Data Mining
Chapter 22: Summary

GLOSSARY of STATISICAL and DATA MINING TERMS
INDEX
CD – With Additional Tutorials, data sets, Power Points, and Data Mining software

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Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ruben57 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book on data mining statistics and procedures - for both beginners and professionals in the field. The book comes with Statistica, SPSS, and SAS data mining software for use with the many tutorials given as practice. The book is thorough and easy to read and follow. The learn by doing approach is wonderful, and is much more effective (and a lot less boring!) than simply reading alone. Very highly recommended - you won't be disappointed.
JMH1944 More than 1 year ago
The "Handbook of Statistical Analysis & Data Mining Applications" is the finest book I have seen on the subject. It is not only a beautifully crafted book, with numerous color graphs, chart, tables, and screen shots, but the statistical discussion is both clear and comprehensive. The text does not use only one statistical data mining application to display examples, but provides a rather thorough training in the use of both SAS-Enterprise Miner and STATISTICA Data Miner. A section on SPSS Clementine is also provided, giving comparisons between the various packages. Also employed are STATISTICA's C&RT, CHAID, MARSpline, and other data mining and graphical analytic tools. The text does not burden the typical data mining researcher with the internals of how the various tools work. It is therefore not steeped in equations. Some are to be found, of course, but the emphasis is on understanding the concepts involved and on how to apply these concepts to real data - which is provided to the reader in terms of data tutorials. Specialized datasets have been prepared by both authors and outside experts in various areas of inquiry ranging from entertainment, financial, engineering, clinical psychology, dentistry, demographics, medical informatics, meteorology, astronomy, and more. Each tutorial is associated with data stored on either the associated CD that comes with the book, or which can be downloaded from a companion web site. Worked out examples of how to use data mining techniques on such data is provided to help the reader gain a solid feel for the data mining enterprise. The final third of the book is devoted to a partial selection of the available tutorials. The two earlier chapters demonstrate how to use data mining software for the analysis of data. I highly recommend this work to anyone having an interest in data mining. I might also add that the Barnes and Noble member price of $72 is truly excellent for an 864 page academic text, having full color tables and screen shots on some one-third of the pages, plus a CD. A bargain indeed.