Chapter 1

Introduction to Data Mining

Abstract

We introduce in this chapter the main concepts of data mining. This scientific field, together with Cloud computing, discussed in Chapter 2, is a basic pillar on which the contents of this book are built. Section 1.1 explores the main notions and principles of data mining introducing readers to this scientific field and giving them the needed information on sequential data mining techniques and algorithms that will be used in other sections and chapters of this book. Section 1.2 outlines the most important parallel and distributed data mining strategies and techniques.

Keywords

data mining
classification
clustering
association rules
parallel data mining
distributed data mining
meta-learning ...

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