Free Data Mining Book

September 1, 2012

We love free stuff! We’ve found a free data mining book from Cambridge University Press titled “Mining of Massive Datasets.” Act fast, though; the link could go bad at any time. The description tells us:

“The publisher is offering a 20% discount to anyone who buys the hardcopy Here. By agreement with the publisher, you can still download it free from this page. Cambridge Press does, however, retain copyright on the work, and we expect that you will obtain their permission and acknowledge our authorship if you republish parts or all of it. We are sorry to have to mention this point, but we have evidence that other items we have published on the Web have been appropriated and republished under other names. It is easy to detect such misuse, by the way, as you will learn in Chapter 3.”

A subtle plug, there. Version 1.0 is available for download, as is a draft of the in-progress version 1.1. Chapter titles include such topics as “Large-Scale File Systems and Map-Reduce”, “Mining Data Streams”, and “Mining Social-Network Graphs.” (See the description for a complete list.) Authors Anand Rajaraman and Jeff Ullman also throw in related course materials, with the plea that authorship be preserved, of course.

We recommend you download this gem while you can.

Cynthia Murrell, September 01, 2012

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