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# Data Mining (309AA) - 9 CFU A.Y. 2024/2025

**Instructors:**

**Anna Monreale**- KDDLab, Università di Pisa

**Mattia Setzu**- KDDLab, Università di Pisa

**Teaching Assistant:**

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**Lorenzo Mannocci**- University of Pisa

# News

- [03.10.2024]
**Uploaded project dataset and instructions** - [27.09.2024]
**The Github repo is now live** - [21.09.2024]
**Schedule updated, see details below** - [14.09.2024]
**The lectures will start on 19th September 2024**

# Learning Goals

- Fundamental concepts of data knowledge and discovery.
- Data understanding
- Data preparation
- Clustering
- Classification
- Pattern Mining and Association Rules
- Outlier Detection
- Time Series Analysis
- Sequential Pattern Mining
- Ethical Issues

# Schedule

**Classes**

Day of Week | Hour | Room |
---|---|---|

Tuesday | 11:00 - 13:00 | Room C1 |

Thursday | 14:00 - 16:00 | Room A1 |

Friday | 09:00 - 11:00 | Room C1 |

**Office hours - Ricevimento:**

- Anna Monreale: Thu 09:00-11:00 - Online using Teams or in my Office (Appointment by email).
- Mattia Setzu: Infos on Unimap

A Teams Channel will be used ONLY to post news, Q&A, and other stuff related to the course. The lectures will be only in presence and will **NOT** be live-streamed, but recordings of the lecture or of the previous years will be made available here for non-attending students.

# Teaching Material

**Books**

Title | Authors | Edition |
---|---|---|

Introduction to Data Mining | Pang-Ning Tan, Michael Steinbach, Vipin Kumar | 2nd |

Introduction to Data Science: A Python Approach to Concepts, Techniques and Applications | Laura Igual, Santi Seguí | 2nd |

Python Data Science Handbook: Essential Tools for Working with Data | Jake VanderPlas | 1st |

Deep Learning | Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville | |

Introduction to Linear Algebra | Gilbert Strang | 5th |

**Online tutorials**

Authors | |
---|---|

Digital Signals Theory | Brian McFee |

An introduction to Dynamic Time Warping | Romain Tavenard |

Introduction to Python | Mattia Setzu |

**Slides**

The slides used in the course will be inserted in the calendar after each class. Some are part of the slides provided by the textbook's authors Slides per "Introduction to Data Mining".

**Software**

Software material available in the Github repository.

# Class Calendar (2024/2025)

## First Semester

Day | Topic | Teaching material | References | Video Lectures | Teacher | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

17.09 | Candeled | |||||

1. | 19.09 | Overview. Introduction to KDD | 1-overview-2024.pdf 1-intro-dm-2024.pdf | Chap. 1 Kumar Book | Part1 Part2 | Monreale |

2. | 20.09 | Data Understanding + Data Preparation (Aggr., Sampling, Dim. Reduction, Feature Selection, Feature Creation). | 2-data_understanding-2024.pdf 3-data_preparation-2024.pdf | Chap.2 Kumar Book and additioanl resource of Kumar Book: Data Exploration Chap. If you have the first ed. of KUMAR this is the Chap 3 | Lecture Recording | Monreale |

3 | 24.09 | Data representation | Slides: data_representation.pdf. | References: Introduction to linear algebra (Sections 1, 3.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.4, 6.5, 7.3), t-SNE paper, UMAP paper (Section 3) | Lecture Recording | Setzu |

4. | 26.09 | Data Cleaning + Transformations. Python Lab: Data Understanding and Preparation | Data Cleaning and Transformations | Part1: Data Cleaning_Trasformations Python Lab | Monreale, Mannocci | |

5. | 27.09 | Python Lab: Data Understanding and Preparation + Similarities | Github repository 6-data_similarity.pdf | PythonLab Similarity | Monreale, Mannocci | |

6. | 01.10 | Introduction to Clustering and Centroid-based clustering | Introduction to Clustering Analysis K-means | Chap. 7 Kumar Book | Lecture Recording | Monreale |

7. | 03.10 | Hierarchical Clustering | 9-basic_cluster_analysis-hierarchical.pdf | Chap. 7 Kumar Book | Lecture Recording | Monreale |

8. | 04.10 | Density Based Clustering & Variants of K-means | 10-basic_cluster_analysis-dbscan.pdf 11-basic_cluster_analysis-kmeans-variants.pdf | Chap. 7 Kumar Book | Lecture Recording | Monreale |

9. | 08.10 | Clustering Validation + Python Lab | 12-basic_cluster_analysis-validity.pdf See github for the python noteebook on clustering | Chap. 7 Kumar Book | Monreale, Mannocci | |

10.10 | Lecture canceled due to UNIPI Orienta | |||||

11.10 | Lecture canceled due to UNIPI Orienta | |||||

10. | 15.10 | Outlier detection | Outlier Detection | Sections 1.3.1-4, 2.2 Kumar book | Setzu | |

11. | 17.10 | Outlier detection | Outlier Detection | Sections 3.2-3, 4.2-5 2.2 Kumar book | Setzu |

# Exams

**Project:**

A project consists in data analyses based on the use of data mining tools. The project has to be performed by a team of 3 students. It has to be performed by using Python. The guidelines require to address specific tasks. Results must be reported in a unique paper. The total length of this paper must be max 25 pages of text including figures. The students must deliver both: paper (single column) and well commented Python Notebooks.

- First part of the project consists in the
**assignments**described here: Project Description

**Dataset: Dataset****Deadline**: the fist part has to be delivered by**November 19th, 2024**. The delivery will be through Teams' assignement

- Second part of the project consists in the assignment described here:
**Deadline**: Dec 29, 2024

Students who did not deliver the above project within **Dec 29, 2024** need to ask by email a new project to the teachers. The project that will be assigned will require about 20 days of work and after the delivery it will be discussed during the oral exam.

** Paper Presentation (OPTIONAL)**

Students need to present a research paper (made available by the teacher) during the last week of the course. This presentation is OPTIONAL: Students that decide to do the paper presentation can avoid the oral exam with open questions on the entire program. They only need to present the project (see next point) and answer open question only on the topics which will not be covered by the project. The paper presentation can be done by the group or by a single person.

**Oral Exam**

**Project presentation**(with slides) – 15 minutes: mandatory for all the students with question fo understanding the details of any part of the project.**Open questions on the entire program**: for students who will not opt for paper presentation**Open questions on the topics which will not be covered by the project**only for students opting for paper presentation.- Group presentations of the project are preferred. If this is impossible please contact me for finding a solution.

**How to book for the exam colloquium? **

In https://esami.unipi.it/ you can find the dates for the exam: one for January and one for February. Each student must do the registration on one of the 2 dates. These are not the dates of the colloquium or project delivery but we will use the list of registered students for organizing the exam dates. After that deadline we will share with you a calendar for the oral exam.