Predictive Text and Data Mining Books

Fundamentals of Predictive Text Mining (2nd Edition)

Predictive Data Mining: A Practical Guide

Fundamentals of Predictive Text Mining (2nd Edition)

Sholom M. Weiss, Rutgers University and AI Data-Miner LLC; Nitin Indurkhya, University of New South Wales and AI Data-Miner LLC; Tong Zhang, Rutgers University
2015; 239 pages; hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6749-5; ebook ISBN 978-1-4471-6750-1

Book Description

This successful textbook on predictive text mining offers a unified perspective on a rapidly evolving field, integrating topics spanning the varied disciplines of data science, machine learning, databases, and computational linguistics. Serving also as a practical guide, this unique book provides helpful advice illustrated by examples and case studies.

This highly anticipated second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded with new material on deep learning, graph models, mining social media, errors and pitfalls in big data evaluation, Twitter sentiment analysis, and dependency parsing discussion. The fully updated content also features in-depth discussions on issues of document classification, information retrieval, clustering and organizing documents, information extraction, web-based data-sourcing, and prediction and evaluation.

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Fundamentals of Predictive Text Mining is an essential resource for IT professionals and managers, as well as a key text for advanced undergraduate computer science students and beginning graduate students.


Overview of Text Mining; From Textual Information to Numerical Vectors; Using Text for Prediction; Information Retrieval and Text Mining; Finding Structure in a Document Collection; Looking for Information in Documents; Data Sources for Prediction: Databases, Hybrid Data and the Web; Case Studies; Emerging Directions.

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Predictive Data Mining: A Practical Guide

Sholom M. Weiss, Rutgers University and Nitin Indurkhya, University of Sydney
August 1997; 225 pages; softcover; ISBN 1-55860-403-0

What Readers Say

"I enjoy reading Predictive Data Mining. It presents an excellent perspective on the theory and practice of data mining. It can help educate statisticians to build alliances between statisticians and data miners."

Emanuel Parzen, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Texas A&M University, October 1998

"Predictive Data Mining: A Practical Guide covers important technical subjects at a high level and takes the reader through a complete technical's a great introduction."

Will Dwinnell, PC-AI, Sept/Oct 1998

"Excellent introduction to the topic; thoughtful and readable introduction to data mining. It is a useful primer and refreshingly devoid of the buzzword afflictions of other books on this topic."

Posted on by an anonymous reader from Boston, MA, September 10, 1998.

"Anyone owning, building, or thinking of building a data warehouse and then going on a data mining expedition will find this book excellent preparation for the technical and intellectual challenges associated with putting big data sets to work."

Sunny Baker, Ph.D., Journal of Business Strategy, July/August 1998

Reviews in Chinese of book and software

Stephen Koo in the I.T. Supplement of the Hong Kong Economic times, 19 February 1998 and 25 February 1998

Book Description

As storage and retrieval technology has advanced to the point where the main goals of classical databases - those of instant data recording and extremely rapid responses to queries - are well within reach, and as the amount of data stored in existing information systems has mushroomed, a new set of objectives for data management has emerged. Very large collections of data - millions or even hundreds of millions of individual records - are now being compiled into centralized data warehouses and reorganized globally by topic, allowing analysts to make use of powerful statistical and machine learning methods to examine data more comprehensively. Searches using these methods can be much more open-ended than traditional database queries, and, while consuming more time and processing resources, can be expected to return statistically valid results capable of showing trends and patterns over time and providing a platform for forecasting future developments.

Data mining is the art and science of performing these massive, open-ended analyses, and, most importantly, of extracting, transforming, and organizing enormous quantities of raw data to facilitate a high-dimensional search for predictive solutions. This book presents a unified view of the field, drawing from statistics, machine learning, and databases and focusing on the preparation of data and the development of an overall problem-solving strategy. In addition, the authors review statistical and machine learning search methods and, employing several real-life case studies, discuss the hurdles encountered when applying these methods to real-world data warehouses with all of their inescapable flaws and variances. A software option for a state-of-the-art data mining kit enables the reader to apply the concepts presented in the book. Anyone owning, building, or thinking of building a data warehouse will find this book excellent preparation for the technical and intellectual challenges associated with putting big data to work.


What is Data Mining?; Statistical Evaluation of Big Data; Preparing the Data; Data Reduction; Looking for Solutions; What's Best for Data Reduction and Mining; Art Or Science? Case Studies in Data Mining.