WK 5: readings – Unsupervised Learning

We will learn about unsupervised methods and their applications this week.  We will focus on two types of commonly used methods, association rules and clustering.

Required Reading:

Association Rules

Clustering (You don’t have to read every detail of this article.  But read enough to get the distinction between hierarchical clustering and partitional clustering)

Recommended Reading:

Peruse the popular press articles in the reading list to get a sense of how data mining is being used and referenced in business.

Go back through and revisit the readings from last week to make sure you completely understand ROC curves and their importance in evaluating classifiers.