DSS 420 Introduction to Data Mining (3 credits)
This course focuses on the application of decision-making tools used to develop relationships in large quantities of data for more than two-variables. Comprehension of when to use, how to apply, and how to evaluate each methodology will be developed. This course will additionally provide an introduction to data mining tools. Data Mining consists of several analytical tools, such as neural networks, decision trees, evolutionary programming, genetic algorithms, and decision trees, used to extract knowledge hidden in large volumes of data. An understanding of how these data mining tools function will be developed so as to provide insight into how to apply these tools. Statistical and data mining software will be used.
Prerequisite: DSS 220.