Data Preparation for Data Mining (The Morgan Kaufmann Series by Dorian Pyle

By Dorian Pyle

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The class of variables that can be indicated by the position of a single point (value) on some particular scale are called scalar variables. There are other types of variables that require more than one value to define them; they are often called vector variables. Most of the work of the miner considers scalar variables, and these need to be examined in detail. So first, we will look at the different types of containers, and then what is in each of them. 1 Scalar Measurements Scalar measurements come in a variety of types.

Also, different things can be done with each of these models depending on the need. Passive models usually express relationships or associations found in data sets. These may take the form of the charts, graphs, and mathematical models previously mentioned. Active models take sample inputs and give back predictions of the expected outputs. Although models can be built to accomplish many different things, the usual objective in data mining is to produce either predictive or explanatory (also known as inferential) models.

A misconception of inexperienced modelers is that modeling is a linear process. This imagined linear process can be shown as 1. State the problem. 2. Choose the tool. 3. Get some data. 4. Make a model. 5. Apply the model. 6. Evaluate results. On the contrary, building any model should be a continuous process incorporating several feedback loops and considerable interaction among the components. 5 gives a conceptual overview of such a process. At each stage there are various checks to ensure that the model is in fact meeting the required objectives.

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