Postgraduate Course: Advanced Data Modelling (CMSE11419)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course deals with the various applications that are made possible because of the advancements in data science in the last few decades, most notably for analysing text. In the first part, dealing with text data is covered. Methodologies for using text towards various applications such as text modelling and classifications are covered. Sentiment analysis will be treated as a special case of text classification. Finally, sequential data, such as purchase sequences or website visit traces, are tackled using sequence mining and modelling techniques using neural networks.
This course deals with the various applications that are made possible because of the advancements in data science in the last few decades, most notably for analysing text. In the first part, dealing with text data is covered. Methodologies for using text towards various applications such as text modelling and classifications are covered. Sentiment analysis will be treated as a special case of text classification. Finally, sequential data, such as purchase sequences or website visit traces, are tackled using sequence mining and modelling techniques using neural networks.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Predictive Analytics and Modelling of Data (CMSE11428)
||Other requirements|| For MSc Business Analytics students, or by permission of course organiser. Please contact the course secretary.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 4 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Individual Assignment (100% weighting). This assesses Learning Outcomes 1 to 3.
The coursework will be performed individually and should contain no more than 2,500 words per student. It focuses on the analysis of a body of text gathered from various sources, such as online reviews.
||The assessments will be marked according to the University common marking scheme. Feedback on formative assessed work will be provided in line with the Taught Assessment Regulation turnaround period, or in time to be of use in subsequent assessments within the course, whichever is sooner. Summative marks will be returned on a published timetable, which will be communicated to students during semester.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Summarise a large body of text using big data analysis techniques
- Use text towards the prediction of topic and sentiment
- Analyse sequential data to find common sequential patterns and make predictions based on sequential features
|Speech and Language Processing (Jurafsky and Martin)|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||After completing this course, students should be able to:
A. Knowledge and Understanding:
1. describe the full text mining process from data gathering, over data transformation to analysing results in detail
3. describe the sequence mining process in detail
4. show a thorough understanding of deep learning techniques which are appropriate for text and sequence modelling for business problems
B. Practice: applied knowledge, skills and understanding:
1. show a thorough understanding of the application areas of text and sequence modelling
2. be able to describe the various use cases of text and sequence modelling for companies of varying sizes
3. evaluate and compare various state-of-the-art text and sequence modelling techniques for various business environments
C. Communication, ICT and numeracy skills:
1. collect text data from various sources such as web sites
2. analyse text-based data, and other ordered data such as transactions with Python
D. Generic Cognitive Skills:
1. demonstrate report writing skills;
2. demonstrate presentation skills;
3. demonstrate business understanding and problem-solving skills;
4. demonstrate awareness of group dynamics.
|Course organiser||Dr Xuefei Lu
|Course secretary||Ms Emily Davis
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112