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Real-world data are commonly messy, distributed, and heterogeneous. This course introduces core concepts of data cleaning and standardisation, and data integration, that are aimed at converting and mapping raw data into other formats that allow more efficient and convenient use and analysis of data. The courses also discusses data quality, management, and storage issues as relevant to data analytics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically reflect upon different data sources, types, formats, and structures,
- Research, justify and apply data cleaning, preprocessing, and standardisation for data analytics,
- Apply data integration concepts and techniques to heterogeneous and distributed data,
- Interpret, assess and discuss data quality measurements,
- Research and justify advanced data wrangling, data integration, and database techniques as relevant to data analytics
- Written and practical assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Oral presentation and report (20) [LO 5]
- Final examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The workload for the course is around 130 hours, including reading, the viewing of online course material, participation in face-to-face lectures, practical labs and tutorials, and preparation for assessments.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingData Matching - Concepts and Techniques fro Record Linkage, Entity Resolution and Duplicate Detection,
Peter Christen, Springer, 2012.
For more information see: http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~christen/data-matching-book-2012.html
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