Last week I took part in a workshop on “data mining” which was held during the Ditact Summer University in Salzburg. The workshop was held by Kathrin Kirchner, who showed us 3 different data mining techniques: Nearest neighbour, decision trees, clustering, and association rules. Even though I have quite a good background in statistics, this course gave me a great insight in suitable data analysing techniques for huge sample sizes, e.g. looging data.
Moreover, Kathrin introduced us to the open-source data mining tool WEKA; a tool, which I will try to use frequently in my future data analysis phases.