Discover the basic concepts of cluster analysis, and then study a set of typical clustering methodologies, algorithms, and applications. This includes partitioning methods such as k-means, hierarchical methods such as BIRCH, and density-based methods such as DBSCAN/OPTICS. Moreover, learn methods for clustering validation and evaluation of clustering quality. Finally, see examples of cluster analysis in applications.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM CLUSTER ANALYSIS IN DATA MINING
This is a very good course covering all area of clustering. The only thing I feel a little struggle is some algorithm explained too brief, I prefer some detail step by step examples.
This was my favorite course in the whole specialization. Everything is explained very concisely and clearly making the subject matter very easy to understand.
Useful theory. It will be challenging for non-math students. and also lecturer's native language influence iis going to be challening as well to follow along.
Its Good but explanations can done much better, rest all good in terms of study material, quiz ,and programming assignment.
About the Data Mining Specialization
The Data Mining Specialization teaches data mining techniques for both structured data which conform to a clearly defined schema, and unstructured data which exist in the form of natural language text. Specific course topics include pattern discovery, clustering, text retrieval, text mining and analytics, and data visualization. The Capstone project task is to solve real-world data mining challenges using a restaurant review data set from Yelp.
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