CS 780/INFS 780

Data Mining for Multimedia Databases

Dr. Jessica Lin

FALL 2010


Class website: http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~jessica/cs780_f10.htm


Dr. Jessica Lin 

Office: Engineering Building, Room 4419
Phone: 703-993-4693
Email: jessica [AT] cs [DOT] gmu [DOT] edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 10-12pm


Innovation Hall 136


INFS 755 or CS 750 (or equivalent data mining course), or permission of instructor. Some programming skills required.



You will be given reading materials during the class.


Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 2nd Edition, Morgan Kauffmann Publishers, March 2006. ISBN 1-55860-901-6.

Course Description:

This course covers advanced techniques for data management, learning, and mining of large multimedia databases. Issues related to handling such data including feature selection, compression, high dimensional indexing, interactive search and information retrieval, pattern discovery, and scalability to large datasets are discussed. Topics to be covered include text/web mining, image mining, video mining, temporal, spatial, spatiotemporal and data stream mining and data visualization.


Grading will be based on assignments, midterm, final, and a project. 

Tentative Schedule

No Dates Topics Reading Assignment Notes
1 9/2 Introduction / Data Mining Review I    
2 9/9 Introduction / Data Mining Review II    
3 9/16 Indexing / Spatial Access Methods I    
4 9/23 Spatial Access Methods II / Text Mining I    
5 9/30 Text Mining II    
6 10/7 Web    
7 10/14 Time Series I    
8 10/21 Time Series II    
9 10/28 Midterm    
10 11/4 Spatial / Spatiotemporal Mining    
11 11/11 Image I    
12 11/18 Image II     
13 11/25 Thanksgiving    
14 12/2 Video / Audio    
15 12/9 Project Presentation    
16 12/16 Final Exam