Ever heard of Weka?


It means Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis as it was developed at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), although Weka as well is a bird that is endemic to New Zealand. I like that maybe because I spend some time in New Zealand myself.
However, the Weka software is easy to use due to the graphical user interfaces it contains. It supports several data mining techniques such as preprocessing, classification, clustering, regression and many more. You can download Weka for free on this page.
Sure you will need some tutorials on how to use Weka! Visit this web page for free video tutorials. You will find videos on how to apply different data mining tools like Text Mining, Neural Network, Clustering etc. and you can download the data sets from the tutorials to experiment with them on your own. The quality of the videos is good and the lectures are given in a understandable pace so you should not have problems to follow them. Although the lecturer gets confused sometimes which can be disturbing for the listener. But my favorite tutorials about Weka are from IBM. They show how to use Weka and how to interpret the results as well, which is an advantage if you want to improve your data mining skills. So I recomend to check out the page.

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One Response to Ever heard of Weka?

  1. […] KDnuggets The knowledge discovery page from Dr. Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro ist probably the best page about Data Mining and much more. You can find anything from courses, news, forums, data sets and more. I think the one-semester introductory course on Data Mining, suitable for advanced undergraduates or first-year graduate students, is great. You will not easily find another free internet course with complete course materials including assignments and data sets. The course is divided into 19 lectures (PowerPoint files) and is based on the textbook Witten and Eibe, Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Morgan Kaufmann, 1999 and 2nd Edition (2005). The software used is Weka which is open source. If you want to have some free video tutorial on Weka click here. […]

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