78910 - Project Work On Data Mining M

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  • Teacher Claudio Sartori

  • Credits 4

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Computer Engineering (cod. 0937)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the activity the students are able to apply the notions and skills acquired in the data mining course to design a data mining activity or a new data mining algorithm for a specific task.

Course contents

Three possible tracks:

  1. A scientific paper is considered as the base for the development of a new data mining algortihm. The software engineering best practices have to be used to include the project into an open-source framework.
  2. An innovative software/tool is chosen for experiments and tests on given datasets.
  3. The professor assigns a dataset and a mining task to be developed on it.


Scientific papers and documentation provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Assignment of a project work, to be developed individually or by a very small group; tutoring will be available on demand.

Assessment methods

This activity is mainly oriented to develop abilities based on the knowledge acquired in the related course. 

After the assignment of the task by the teacher:

  1. create a github folder named “surname-title-project” and share it with me
  2. create a readme.md describing the project, with objectives and results, pertinent references, and anything else that may be useful for understanding
  3. create a sub-folder where software and data will be delivered, or permanent links to the data if the data is too large
    1. the folder must contain a readme.md with the installation and startup notes, and the prerequisites for operation
    2. if the solution is produced in notebook with an adequate amount of comments and views, this can constitute the report, otherwise it is necessary to add a report, possibly in latex, in landscape format, deliver latex and pdf export the notebook also as a pdf in landscape format
    3. the software must be commented in English, the names of the variables must be meaningful and inspired by English, filenames must start with the project title, possibly a shortcut
  4. prepare a powerpoint or latex beamer presentation of 15-20 slides, deliver:
    1. the .pptx or .tex with any complementary files
    2. the pdf
  5. agree with the teacher a date for the presentation and possible demonstration of the software
  6. Unless otherwise indicated at the time of assignment, the indicative delivery date should be within three months after assignment
    1. at any time it is possible to consult the teacher by e-mail or by requesting an appointment
    2. delays are not a problem, please, at the expiry of the three months, notify via e-mail the need to continue

Teaching tools

See 75194 - DATA MINING M 

Office hours

See the website of Claudio Sartori