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RSEG 171

Data Warehousing and Data Mining

This course covers the foundations of data warehousing and data mining, and then explores how these technologies convert information into knowledge. Data warehousing is compared and contrasted with operational databases, and the use of various data mining techniques are considered in terms of a variety of problems. From a technical perspective, a special emphasis is placed on data warehouse design and the most common implementation issues.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Compare and contrast data warehouses to operational databases.

Devise a plan for moving data from an operational system to a data warehouse.

Map business requirements to dimensional models.

Explain the concepts of on-line analytical processing.

Compare and contrast a variety of data mining algorithms.

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