IOE Syllabus of Data Mining

Objective: To introduce the fundamental principles, algorithms and applications of intelligent data processing and analysis and to provide an in depth understanding of various concepts and popular techniques used in the field of data mining. The subject code of Data Mining which is set as elective I by IOE is CT725. Data mining can be chosen by Computer (BCT) and Electronics & Communication (BEX) students for elective in Fourth Year – First Part.

It will have a total of 80 marks of final exam and 20 marks as internal marking. The chapter along with their credit hours and marking scheme are as below. There might be minor errors while posting and it would be very helpful if you could point that from comment or any medias: facebook, twitter.

UPDATE: We have compiled all the notes of Data Mining according to the following syllabus. Access Chapter Wise Notes of Data Mining.

Links to related topics are written at the side of corresponding chapter inside [] brackets.

  1. Introduction (2 hours)
    1. Data Mining Origin
    2. Data Mining & Data Warehousing basics
  2. Data Pre-Processing (6 hours )
    1. Data Types and Attributes
    2. Data Pre-processing
    3. OLAP & Multidimensional Data Analysis
    4. Various Similarity Measures
  3. Classification (12 hours)
    1. Basics and Algorithms
    2. Decision Tree Classifier [humanoriented]
    3. Rule Based Classifier
    4. Nearest Neighbor Classifier
    5. Bayesian Classifier
    6. Artificial Neural Network Classifier
    7. Issues : Overfitting, Validation, Model Comparison
  4. Association Analysis (10 hours)
    1. Basics and Algorithms
    2. Frequent Itemset  Pattern & Apriori Principle
    3. FP-Growth, FP-Tree
    4. Handling Categorical Attributes
    5. Sequential, Subgraph, and Infrequent  Patterns
  5. Cluster Analysis (9 hours)
    1. Basics and Algorithms
    2. K-means Clustering [Wikipedia]
    3. Hierarchical Clustering
    4. DBSCAN Clustering
    5. Issues : Evaluation, Scalability, Comparison
  6. Anomaly / Fraud Detection (3 hours)
  7. Advanced Applications (3 hours)
    1. Mining Object and Multimedia
    2. Web-mining
    3. Time-series data mining


Using either MATLAB or any other DataMining tools (such as WEKA), students should practice enough on real-world data intensive problems like IRIS or Wiki dataset.

Evaluation Scheme:

The question will cover all the chapters of the syllabus. The evaluation scheme will be as indicated in the table below:

Chapters Hours Marks  Distribution*
1 2 4
2 6 10
3 12 20
4 10 18
5 9 16
6 3 6
7 3 6
Total 45 80

*There may be minor variation in marks distribution.

Reference Materials:

  • Pang-NingTan, Michael Steinbach and Vipin Kumar, Introductionto Data Mining, 2005, Addison-Wesley.
  • Jiawei Han and Micheline Kamber, Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 2nd Edition, 2006, Morgan Kaufmann.
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  1. […] following chapter wise notes are based on IOE Syllabus of Data Mining. Go to respective link of Google Drive where you can read the notes online or download in PDF […]

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