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Data Mining Models by David L. Olson

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CHAPTER 6

Regression Algorithms in Data Mining

Regression is a basic statistical tool. In data mining, it is one of the basic tools for analysis used in the classification applications through logistic regression and discriminant analysis, as well as the prediction of continuous data through ordinary least squares (OLS) and other forms. As such, regression is often taught in one (or more) three-hour courses. We cannot hope to cover all of the basics of regression. However, we, here, present ways in which regression is used within the context of data mining.

Regression is used on a variety of data types. If data is time series, the output from regression models is often used for forecasting. Regression can be used to build predictive models for ...

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