I'll drink to that!" : an analysis of alcohol related behaviors and communication practices on MTV's Jersey Shore "

Stephanie Koziar Sweet


Big data is growing in importance in everyday life, yet traditional models of University education do not make good use of it. This thesis proposes a system that allows students to find courses based on similarity measures and take these courses in an exam-based environment. We describe a new mining method that can efficiently search, cluster and perform related functions in the system. The basic idea of this mining is to map courses in a university to buildings in a city. This means that finishing a degree or getting a skill is analogous to finding a path in the city. A number of approaches to build the city are presented. In the process of developing an algorithm, we use machine learning, artificial intelligence, and classic mining methods as core ideas.