"Introducción a la Minería de Datos"

. Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Authors: José Hernández Orallo, M.José Ramírez Quintana, Cèsar Ferri Ramírez
Editorial: Pearson 2004.
ISBN: 84 205 4091 9
Web: http://www.dsic.upv.es/~flip/LibroMD

This book is really a brilliant spanish introduction to the Data Mining World. It covers from basic topics (in the two first parts of the book) as What is Data Mining? (¿Qué es la minería de datos?), the stages in the datamining process, datawarehousing, cleaning and transformation, attributes and instances selection, then, in part III explains the most important Data Mining techniques (association rules, bayesian methods, decision tress, rule based systems, etc.). In part IV and V explains some more complex topics in datamining as are evaluation methods, combination of models, text mining, etc. and finally concludes with the implantation and impact of datamining systems.

I think it is a should read book for any Spanish speaker that wants to know about datamining and machine learning related topics, but taking care that this is an INTRODUCTION book, that explains everything from a very educative perspective.


Tomàs Aluja Banet (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Xavier Carreras Pérez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Emilio S. Corchado Rodríguez (Universidad de Burgos)
Mª José del Jesus Díaz (Universidad de Jaén)
Pedro Delicado Useros (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Vicent Estruch Gregori (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Colin Fyfe (University of Paisley, Reino Unido)
José Antonio Gámez Martín (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
Ismael García Varea (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
Pedro González García (Universidad de Jaén)
Francisco Herrera Triguero (Universidad de Granada)
Pedro Isasi Viñuela (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Lluís Màrquez Villodre (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
José Miguel Puerta Callejón (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
Enrique Romero Merino (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

Data Mining

. Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Definition extracted from "Information Visualization In Data Mining And Knowledge Discovery", Usama Fayyad, Georges G. Grrinstein & Andreas Wierse:

"Data mining: Mechanized process of identifying or discovering useful structure in data"