Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques
by Jiawei Han, Micheline Kamber and Jian Pei Published in 2011

Data mining is the task of extracting precious information from masses of raw data. The results of data mining could find many different uses and more and more companies are investing in this technology. Data Mining: Concepts And Techniques (The Morgan Kaufmann Series In Data Management Systems) explains all the fundamental tools and techniques involved in the process and also goes into many advanced techniques.

This book not only introduces the fundamentals of data mining, it also explores new and emerging tools and techniques. It explains basic data mining concepts like OLAP, concept description, data preprocessing, classification and prediction, association rules and cluster analysis. It then presents advanced data mining techniques like extracting information from varied and complex sources other than just relational databases. This includes multimedia databases, object databases, time-series databases and spatial databases. It also looks at harvesting data from varied sources on the world wide web and extracting useful information from it.