The vast amounts of textual content and structured data found on the Web provide us with a goldmine of data that can be mined to derive knowledge about nearly any aspect of human life. The course covers advanced data mining techniques for extracting knowledge from Web content as a basis for business decisions and applications. The course will cover, among others, the following topics:
The course consists of a lecture as well as accompanying practical projects. The lecture (IE671) covers the theory and methods of web mining and is concluded by a written exam (3 ECTS). In the projects (IE684), students will gain experience with web mining methods by applying them within a real-world use case of their choice. Students will work on their projects in teams and will report the results of their projects in the form of a written report as well as an oral presentation (together 3 ECTS). While the lecture and the project can be attended in seperate years, it is highly recommended to attend both in the same semester as the schedule of the lecture and project are aligned to each other.