CS 795/895 - Collective Intelligence
creator: Michael L. Nelson
title: CS 795/895 - Collective Intelligence
date: Spring 2009
description: This class will be a survey of web data mining techniques. We will follow the book "Programming Collective Intelligence" by Toby Segaran. Students will learn to program in Python and learn the mathematical techniques for mining the web and interacting with web APIs from popular web sites for data collection. The topics will include recommendation systems, clustering, ranking, optimization, classifiers, decision trees, k-nearest neighbors, kernel methods and support vector machines, feature extraction and genetic programming. The grade will be based on completing assignments from the text book and class participation. The students will learn when and how to apply the varous web mining techniques in real applications.
identifier: CRNs 21443, 21444
CS 795/895 - Collective Intelligence