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Tentative Course Syllabus Spring 2014 CSCI 527: Advanced Databases and Data Mining INSTRUCTOR: Nurcan Yuruk, Ph.D Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science Texas A&M University – Commerce Email: [email protected] Phone: 501-442-3815 CLASS MEETING TIMES: Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:10 PM Meets 1/30/2014 through 5/9/2014 TEXTBOOK: Suh, Sang C. Practical Application of Data Mining. Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2011. PREREQUISITES: CSCI 526 or similar course in database design. COURSE DESCRIPTION: General theory, concept, and techniques related to intelligent database design are discussed in this course. Emphasis is placed on the statistical discovery of knowledge and structure in data stores. Additional topics to be covered include neural networks, multimedia, and text retrieval. A moderate‐size semester project will be developed and demonstrated for the practice of the design of an intelligent database. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Students will understand the current status of data mining methodology in industry and academics. 2. Students will learn teamwork techniques for large intelligent database projects through brain storming and joint requirement planning. 3. Students will learn and use effective tools for web navigation and program integration management. 4. Students will identify dirty data sources and construct data cleaning programs. 5. Students will learn algorithms and construct programs for capturing association rules. 6. Students will master statistical data mining techniques and write programs for trend analysis. 7. Students will implement code for generating decision rules using decision tree based classification. 8. Students will apply divide‐and‐conquer approaches to integrate small programs into a solution to a large program. 9. Students will learn to apply various data mining techniques into various areas of different domains. 10. Students will design a large scale software project with a focus on business intelligence. 11. Students will present the initial, intermediate, and final delivery of a system using CMM and rapid prototyping. EVALUATION Assignments Midterm Final Final Project 25% 25% 25% 25% ----------100% The final project can be done in small groups (with less than 4 people) or in singleton groups as individual projects. The instructor will make a decision after a cooperative discussion with the students. Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale: A - at least 90% of the total points B - at least 80% of the total points C - at least 70% of the total points D - at least 60% of the total points F - less than 60% of the total points COURSE REQUIREMENTS It is the student’s responsibility to login and check the course eCollege site daily for announcements, assignments and course-related content. It is very important that students follow the instructions carefully on the assignments/projects. You should do your own work on assignments, projects and exams. Copying another student’s work is not acceptable. As stated in the “Academic Ethics” section, any indication of cheating and/or plagiarism on an assignment/project or exam will be an automatic 0 (zero) for all students involved. Deadlines: It is the student’s responsibility to have all assignments/projects ready on time by the given due date. Late assignments may not be accepted or may be penalized and assignment may not be accepted beyond a certain time. Credit will be given for ONLY those exams, assignments and projects turned in no later than the deadline as announced by the instructor of this class, unless prior arrangement has been made with the instructor. ATTENDANCE Students are expected to attend every class. Student participation will be graded by the level of class participation and attendance. The student may fail the course if the attendance is below a certain percentage. If a student is absent from class on the due date of any assignment, they are expected to make alternative arrangements to assure that the assignment is turned in ON TIME. If a student is absent from class on an exam day, they will receive 0 (zero) for that exam. There will be no makeup exams in general. Makeup exams may be given to students under extreme circumstances, such as hospitalization, serious injury, death in the family, etc, with prior notification and valid documents. Any student wishing to withdraw from the course must do so officially as outlined in the class schedule. The instructor cannot drop or withdraw any student. ACADEMIC ETHICS “All students enrolled at the University shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment.” (See Student’s Guide Handbook, Policies and Procedures, Conduct). All phones, pagers, and other communication devices are to be turned off or place on silent mode during class. Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any indication of cheating and/or plagiarism on an exam/assignment/project will be an automatic 0 (zero) for the exam/assignment/project for all students involved. Yet, based on cheating and plagiarism activity in any section of the class, instructor holds the right to give F grade for the course to the identified student(s). STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact: Office of Student Disability Resources and Services Texas A&M University-Commerce Gee Library, Room 132 Phone (903) 886-5150 or (903) 886-5835 Fax (903) 468-8148 [email protected] DISCLAIMER: This syllabus is meant to provide general guidance of what to expect from this course. The Instructor reserves the right to make changes as appropriate based on the progress of the class. All changes made to this syllabus during the semester will be announced. This document has been posted electronically. If you print a copy of it, please be sure to consult the last modified date of the online version to verify that your printed copy is current.