Many applications, e.g., in biomedicine, the web and sensor networks generate tremendous amounts of data. 
However, having more data not automatically means gaining more knowledge. To exploit the opportunities in Big Data, we need intelligent and efficient algorithms translating the information in data into understandable knowledge.
The research group Data Mining headed by Prof. Dr. Claudia Plant investigates methods comprehensively supporting the process of knowledge discovery from Big Data.

In current research we mainly focus on information-theoretic methods.
In order to make the information in data measurable, we link data mining to data compression. If data contains non-random structure like dependencies or other patterns we can find them with a data mining algorithm. We use the gained knowledge about the found patterns to compress our data. The compression rate is a very general quality measure for data mining. Based on this idea we focus on three central aspects.

  • Generalization of Methods
  • Integration of Data
  • High-performance Data Mining on Modern Hardware

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Team of research group DM

Publications of research group DM


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ICDM 2018

"DipTransformation: Enhancing the Structure of a Dataset and thereby improving Clustering" by Benjamin Schelling and Claudia Plant has been accepted as full paper at ICDM...

KDD 2018

"Non-redundant K-means Clusterings in Optimal Subspaces" by Dominik Mautz, Wei Ye, Claudia Plant and Christian Böhm accepted as full paper at KDD 2018 (full paper acceptance...

Prof. Claudia Plant im uni:view Portrait

Die Data-Mining Expertin Claudia Plant wurde im Vorfeld zu ihrer Antrittsvorlesung (Thema: "Auf der Suche nach Wissen im Datenberg") vorgestellt.

"Big Data: Sind wir bereits gläserne Menschen?"

Prof. Claudia Plants Überlegungen zur Semesterfrage "Wie leben wir in der digitalen Zukunft?" auf Diskutieren Sie mit!

"Informatik sollte Pflichtschulfach sein"

Ohne digitale Bildung verlieren wir in Österreich den Anschluss an die Automatisierungsgesellschaft. Das prognostizieren die Data Scientists Claudia Plant und ihre...

Prof. Plant im uni:view-Kurzporträt

Frau Prof. Claudia Plant wurde mit 1. Jänner 2016 als Professorin für Data Mining an die Fakultät für Informatik berufen. Die Leiterin der neuen Forschungsgruppe im...

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