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Data Mining Applications with R is a great resource for researchers and professionals to understand the wide use of R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, in solving different problems in industry. R is widely used in leveraging data mining techniques across many different industries, including government, finance, insurance, medicine, scientific research and more. This book presents 15 different real-world case studies illustrating various techniques in rapidly growing areas. It is an ideal companion for data mining researchers in academia and industry looking for ways to turn this versatile software into a powerful analytic tool.
R code, Data and color figures for the book are provided at the RDataMining.com website.
- Helps data miners to learn to use R in their specific area of work and see how R can apply in different industries
- Presents various case studies in real-world applications, which will help readers to apply the techniques in their work
- Provides code examples and sample data for readers to easily learn the techniques by running the code by themselves
Researchers in academia and industry working in the field of data mining, postgraduate students who are interested in data mining, as well as data miners and analysts from industry. Government agencies, banks, insurance, retail, telecom, medicine and scientific research.
Objectives and Significance
Chapter 1. Power Grid Data Analysis with R and Hadoop
1.2 A Brief Overview of the Power Grid
1.3 Introduction to MapReduce, Hadoop, and RHIPE
1.4 Power Grid Analytical Approach
1.5 Discussion and Conclusions
Chapter 2. Picturing Bayesian Classifiers: A Visual Data Mining Approach to Parameters Optimization
2.2 Related Works
2.3 Motivations and Requirements
2.4 Probabilistic Framework of NB Classifiers
2.5 Two-Dimensional Visualization System
2.6 A Case Study: Text Classification
Chapter 3. Discovery of Emergent Issues and Controversies in Anthropology Using Text Mining, Topic Modeling, and Social Network Analysis of Microblog Content
3.2 How Many Messages and How Many Twitter-Users in the Sample?
3.3 Who Is Writing All These Twitter Messages?
3.4 Who Are the Influential Twitter-Users in This Sample?
3.5 What Is the Community Structure of These Twitter-Users?
3.6 What Were Twitter-Users Writing About During the Meeting?
3.7 What Do the Twitter Messages Reveal About the Opinions of Their Authors?
3.8 What Can Be Discovered in the Less Frequently Used Words in the Sample?
3.9 What Are the Topics That Can Be Algorithmically Discovered in This Sample?
Chapter 4. Text Mining and Network Analysis of Digital Libraries in R
4.2 Dataset Preparation
4.3 Manipulating the Document-Term Matrix
4.4 Clustering Content by Topics Using the LDA
4.5 Using Similarity Between Documents to Explore Document Cohesion
4.6 Social Network Analysis of Authors
Chapter 5. Recommender Systems in R
5.2 Business Case
5.4 Collaborative Filtering Methods
5.5 Latent Factor Collaborative Filtering
5.6 Simplified Approach
5.7 Roll Your Own
5.8 Final Thoughts
Chapter 6. Response Modeling in Direct Marketing: A Data Mining-Based Approach for Target Selection
6.2 Business Problem
6.3 Proposed Response Model
6.4 Modeling Detail
6.5 Prediction Result
6.6 Model Evaluation
Chapter 7. Caravan Insurance Customer Profile Modeling with R
7.2 Data Description and Initial Exploratory Data Analysis
7.3 Classifier Models of Caravan Insurance Holders
7.4 Discussion of Results and Conclusion
Appendix A Details of the Full Data Set Variables
Appendix B Customer Profile Data-Frequency of Binary Values
Appendix C Proportion of Caravan Insurance Holders vis-à-vis other Customer Profile Variables
Appendix D LR Model Details
Appendix E R Commands for Computation of ROC Curves for Each Model Using Validation Dataset
Appendix F Commands for Cross-Validation Analysis of Classifier Models
Chapter 8. Selecting Best Features for Predicting Bank Loan Default
8.2 Business Problem
8.3 Data Extraction
8.4 Data Exploration and Preparation
8.5 Missing Imputation
8.7 Model Evaluation
8.8 Finding and Model Deployment
8.9 Lessons and Discussions
Appendix Selecting Best Features for Predicting Bank Loan Default
Chapter 9. A Choquet Integral Toolbox and Its Application in Customer Preference Analysis
9.3 Rfmtool Package
9.4 Case Study
Chapter 10. A Real-Time Property Value Index Based on Web Data
10.2 Housing Prices and Indices
10.3 A Data Mining Approach
10.4 Real Estate Pricing Models
Chapter 11. Predicting Seabed Hardness Using Random Forest in R
11.2 Study Region and Data Processing
11.3 Dataset Manipulation and Exploratory Analyses
11.4 Application of RF for Predicting Seabed Hardness
11.5 Model Validation Using rfcv
11.6 Optimal Predictive Model
11.7 Application of the Optimal Predictive Model
11.8 Discussion and Conclusions
Appendix AA Dataset of Seabed Hardness and 15 Predictors
Appendix BA R Function, rf.cv, Shows the Cross-Validated Prediction Performance of a Predictive Model
Chapter 12. Supervised Classification of Images, Applied to Plankton Samples Using R and Zooimage
12.3 Data Extraction and Exploration
12.4 Data Preprocessing
12.6 Model Evaluation
12.7 Model Deployment
12.8 Lessons, Discussion, and Conclusions
Chapter 13. Crime Analyses Using R
13.2 Problem Definition
13.3 Data Extraction
13.4 Data Exploration and Preprocessing
13.7 Model Evaluation
13.8 Discussions and Improvements
Chapter 14. Football Mining with R
14.1 Introduction to the Case Study and Organization of the Analysis
14.2 Background of the Analysis: The Italian Football Championship
14.3 Data Extraction and Exploration
14.4 Data Preprocessing
14.5 Model Development: Building Classifiers
14.6 Model Deployment
14.7 Concluding Remarks
Chapter 15. Analyzing Internet DNS(SEC) Traffic with R for Resolving Platform Optimization
15.2 Data Extraction from PCAP to CSV File
15.3 Data Importation from CSV File to R
15.4 Dimension Reduction Via PCA
15.5 Initial Data Exploration Via Graphs
15.6 Variables Scaling and Samples Selection
15.7 Clustering for Segmenting the FQDN
15.8 Building Routing Table Thanks to Clustering
15.9 Building Routing Table Thanks to Mixed Integer Linear Programming
15.10 Building Routing Table Via a Heuristic
15.11 Final Evaluation
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A Senior Data Mining Analyst in Australia Government since 2009.
Before joining public sector, he was an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (Industry) in the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. His research interests include clustering, association rules, time series, outlier detection and data mining applications and he has over forty papers published in journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the IEEE and a member of the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia, and served as program committee member for more than thirty international conferences.
Senior Data Mining Specialist, Australia
"The book contains a wealth of modern material that should be covered in more depth in statistics courses: for example, missing data, outlier detection, missing imputation, correlation coefficient matrices, principles of model selection, text mining, and decision trees…The book has many hot and recent packages; many are written or have theory based on results developed since 2010."--MAA.org, April 23, 2014
"Zhao and Cen present 15 real-world applications of data mining with the open-source statistics software R. Each application covers the business background, and problems, data extraction and exploitation, data preprocessing, modeling, model evaluation, findings, and model deployment. They involve a diverse set of challenging problems in terms of data size, data type, data mining goals, and the methodologies and tools to carry out the analysis."--ProtoView.com, February 2014
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