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COMP321B Practical Data Mining

20 Points

This paper is a practical introduction to data mining. Students will gain hands-on experience using the WEKA open-source data mining software developed by the Computer Science Department and used by companies and unversities both in New Zealand and overseas.

Pre Requisite Papers
COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1 and
20 points at 200 level in Computer Science.

Lecturers and Tutors

B Semester

Moodle Link

Official Timetable Information

Required Reading
Witten, Frank, and Hall. (2011) Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques. 3rd Ed. Morgan Kaufmann.

Other Reading Material
Slides will be available on-line at the course website.

Computing Resources
You will have access Windows machines in Lab 2 (RG.07), R-block, throughout the course.

Means of Assessment
Lab work (tutorials) : 30%
Assignments: 20%
Test : 15%
Exam : 35%

Assessment Ratio
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 2:1

Assessment Components
All assessment is compulsory. An overall mark of 50% is required for a pass, with a minimum of 40% in the final exam and a minimum of 40% for coursework.

Assessment Deadlines

Attendance Policy
Class attendance is expected. You are responsible for all material covered in class.

Academic Integrity
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Performance Impairment
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Student Concerns and Complaints
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Application for Extension
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Review of Grade
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University Regulations
Your attention is drawn to the following regulations and policies, which are published in the University Calendar:

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