By Topic

Exploiting data preparation to enhance mining and knowledge discovery

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Rajagopalan, B. ; Dept. of Decision & Inf. Sci., Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI, USA ; Isken, M.W.

One of the major obstacles to using organizational data for mining and knowledge discovery is that, in most cases, it is not amenable for mining in its natural form. Using a data set from a large tertiary-care hospital, we provide strong empirical evidence that data enhancement by the introduction of new attributes, along with judicious aggregation of existing attributes, results in higher-quality knowledge discovery. Interestingly, we also found that there is a differential impact of data set enhancements on the performance of different data mining algorithms. We define and use several measures, including entropy, rule complexity and resonance, to evaluate the quality and usefulness of the knowledge discovered

Published in:

Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 4 )