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Coursera · University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign · 1 HN comments

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The Data Mining Specialization teaches data mining techniques for both structured data which conform to a clearly defined schema, and unstructured data which exist in the form of natural language text. Specific course topics include pattern discovery, clustering, text retrieval, text mining and analytics, and data visualization. The Capstone project task is to solve real-world data mining challenges using a restaurant review data set from Yelp.

Courses 2 - 5 of this Specialization form the lecture component of courses in the online Master of Computer Science Degree in Data Science. You can apply to the degree program either before or after you begin the Specialization.

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I've started taking a couple of Coursera specialization tracts:

Data Science - Johns Hopkins https://www.coursera.org/specialization/jhudatascience/1

Data Mining - UIUC (edit: was Johns Hopkins - bad copy/paste) https://www.coursera.org/specialization/datamining/20

There are more specializations that you can get here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations

It's kind of a layer on top of the free courses. I've been pleased so far. They'll also look nice in the education section of your resume, if you care about that.

ojbyrne
The Data Mining one is from UIUC.
strictnein
You're correct. Bad copy/paste on my part.
acconrad
Will they actually? Are employers starting to value Coursera courses as valuable educational experience?
strictnein
Not sure about the individual courses, but I've seen the certified tracts mentioned in job descriptions, most recently in some data science positions.
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