Types of Dropout in Adaptive Open Online Courses
This study is devoted to different types of students’ behavior before they drop an adaptive course. The Adaptive Python course at the Stepik educational platform was selected as the case for this study. Student behavior was measured by the following variables: number of attempts for the last lesson, last three lessons solving rate, the logarithm of normed solving time, the percentage of easy and difficult lessons, the number of passed lessons, and total solving time. We applied a standard clustering technique, K-means, to identify student behavior patterns. To determine optimal number of clusters, the silhouette metrics was used. As the result, three types of dropout were identified: “solved lessons”, “evaluated lessons as hard’’, and “evaluated lessons as easy”.
The mass application of mobile cardiographs already leads to both explosive quantitative growth of the number of patients available for ECG study, registered daily outside the hospital (Big DATA in cardiology), and to the emergence of new qualitative opportunities for the study of long-term oscillatory processes (weeks, months, years) of the dynamics of the individual state of the Cardiovascular system of any patient.
The article demonstrates that new opportunities of long - term continuous monitoring of the Cardiov ascular system state of patients ' mass allow to reveal the regularities (DATA MINING) of Cardiovascular system dynamics, leading to the hypothesis of the existence of an adequate Cardiovascular system model as a distributed nonlinearself - oscillating system of the FPU recurrence model class . The presence of a meaningful mathematical model of Cardiovascular system within the framework of the FPU auto – recurrence , as a refinement of the traditional model of studying black box, further allows us to offer new computational methods for ECG analysis and prediction of Cardiovascular system dynamics for a refined diagnosis and evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment.
This article represents a new technique for collaborative filtering based on pre-clustering of website usage data. The key idea involves using clustering methods to define groups of different users.
This is a textbook in data analysis. Its contents are heavily influenced by the idea that data analysis should help in enhancing and augmenting knowledge of the domain as represented by the concepts and statements of relation between them. According to this view, two main pathways for data analysis are summarization, for developing and augmenting concepts, and correlation, for enhancing and establishing relations. Visualization, in this context, is a way of presenting results in a cognitively comfortable way. The term summarization is understood quite broadly here to embrace not only simple summaries like totals and means, but also more complex summaries such as the principal components of a set of features or cluster structures in a set of entities.
The material presented in this perspective makes a unique mix of subjects from the fields of statistical data analysis, data mining, and computational intelligence, which follow different systems of presentation.
The paper describes the results of an experimental study of topic models applied to the task of single-word term extraction. The experiments encompass several probabilistic and non-probabilistic topic models and demonstrate that topic information improves the quality of term extraction, as well as NMF with KL-divergence minimization is the best among the models under study.
A vast amount of documents in the Web have duplicates, which is a challenge for developing efficient methods that would compute clusters of similar documents. In this paper we use an approach based on computing (closed) sets of attributes having large support (large extent) as clusters of similar documents. The method is tested in a series of computer experiments on large public collections of web documents and compared to other established methods and software, such as biclustering, on same datasets. Practical efficiency of different algorithms for computing frequent closed sets of attributes is compared.
Technology mining (TM) helps to acquire intelligence about the evolution of research and development (R&D), technologies, products, and markets for various STI areas and what is likely to emerge in the future by identifying trends. The present chapter introduces a methodology for the identification of trends through a combination of “thematic clustering” based on the co-occurrence of terms, and “dynamic term clustering” based on the correlation of their dynamics across time. In this way, it is possible to identify and distinguish four patterns in the evolution of terms, which eventually lead to (i) weak signals of future trends, as well as (ii) emerging, (iii) maturing, and (iv) declining trends. Key trends identified are then further analyzed by looking at the semantic connections between terms identified through TM. This helps to understand the context and further features of the trend. The proposed approach is demonstrated in the field photonics as an emerging technology with a number of potential application areas.