Data Mining and network analysis IDN0110

Allikas: Kursused

Fall 2018/2019

IDN0110 / ITI8730: Data Mining and network analysis Taught by: Sven Nõmm EAP: 6.0


Examination (final project defense) and Consultations times

4.01 16:00-17:00 Consultation, make up for Closed book test 2. (If you wish to defend your project this date please contact lecturer in advance.)

10.01 16:00- 17:45 Examination (final project defense)

17.01 16:00 – 17:00 Consultation

23.01 16:00- 17:45 Examination (final project defense)

 Lectures: Wednesdays      14:00-15:30  ICT-A1
 Labs:     Thursdays       16:00-17:30  ICT-401

Consultation: by appointment only Please do not hesitate to ask for appointment!!! For communication please use the following e-mail:


The course aims to provide knowledge of theory behind different methods of data mining and develop practical skills in applying those methods on practice. Is is spanned around four "super problems" of data mining:

  • Clustering
  • Classification
  • Association pattern mining
  • Outlier analysis

Main topics of the course:

  • Data types and Data Preparation
  • Similarity and Distances, Association Pattern Mining,
  • Cluster Analysis, Classification, Outlier analysis
  • Data streams, Text Data, Time Series, Discrete Sequences,
  • Spatial Data, Graph Data, Web Data, Social Network Analysis


  • 2x mandatory closed book tests. Each test gives 10% of the final grade.
  • 3x mandatory home assignments (Computational assignment +short write up.) Each assignment gives 10% of the final grade.
  • final exam (gives 50 % of the final grade): Written report on assigned topic + discussion with lecturer.

Exam prerequisites: both closed book tests are accepted (graded as 51 or higher), all 3 home assignments are accepted (graded as 51 or higher).

Home assignments, code examples, data files and useful links will be distributed by means of environment. Course enrollment process will be conducted during the first lecture.


Lecture 1 Introduction and data preparation


Lecture 2 Similarity and distance


Lecture 3 Cluster analysis


Lecture 4 Classification


Lecture 5 Anomaly and Outlier Analysis


Practice 5 Implementation of EM - Algorithm


Lecture 6 Association Pattern Mining


Lecture 7 Similarity and Distance 2


Lecture 8 Text Data Mining


Lecture 9 Time Series Mining


Lecture 10 Data Streams Mining


Lecture 11 Graph Data Mining


Lecture 12 Social Network Analysis


Lecture 13 Privacy preserving data mining


Make up for Closed book test 1 will take place on 13.12.2018, usual practice time

Closed book test 2 will take place on 19.12.2018, usual lecture time

Make up for Closed book test 2 will take place on 04.01.2019, during the Consultation in ICT-401 16:00