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Assignment 1

Assignment 1
Submit the assignment as the attachment in MS Word or PDF format to the blackboard
by 2/5/2020
The file name must be hw1_lastName_firstLetterOfFirstName (e.g., hw1_gu_h is my file
name for the assignment 1.)
Grade: 3% of the final grade
o On time submission (1%)
o Completion of the assignment (1%)
o Correctness (1%)
1. Discuss whether or not each of the following activities is a data mining task.
a) Dividing the customers of a company according to their gender.
b) Dividing the customers of a company according to their profitability.
c) Computing the total sales of a company.
d) Sorting a student database based on student identification numbers.
e) Predicting the outcomes of tossing a (fair) pair of dice.
f) Predicting the future stock price of a company using historical records.
g) Monitoring the heart rate of a patient for abnormalities.
h) Monitoring seismic waves for earthquake activities.
i) Extracting the frequencies of a sound wave.
2. Identify a problem from your own experience that you think would be amenable to data
mining. Describe
a. What the data is
b. What type of benefit you might hope to get from data mining
c. What type of data mining (classification, clustering, etc.) you think would be