Data Mining for Financial Applications

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Book Chapter

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Computer Science

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This chapter describes Data Mining in finance by discussing financial tasks, specifics of methodologies and techniques in this Data Mining area. It includes time dependence, data selection, forecast horizon, measures of success, quality of patterns, hypothesis evaluation, problem ID, method profile, attribute-based and relational methodologies. The second part of the chapter discusses Data Mining models and practice in finance. It covers use of neural networks in portfolio management, design of interpretable trading rules and discovering money laundering schemes using decision rules and relational Data Mining methodology.


This book chapter was originally published in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook. The full-text chapter from the publisher can be found here.

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