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Big Data refers to the large and often complex datasets generated in the modern world: data sources such as commercial customer records, internet transactions, environmental monitoring. This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of working with Big Data. Students enrolling in this course should be familiar with the basics of statistical modelling and with programming.


14/3/2018: Re: Welcome to COMP473

Hi All,

Just a reminder that please start doing  Assignment 1.

We will give a extra lecture/tutorial on Thursday next week, 10am 22 March, (not tomorrow) on machine learning basics, including the following topics:
- K-Nearest Neighbour and K-fold Cross Validation
- Decision tree learning method Impurity measure
- Bayes theorem and Classification by "Naive Bayes"

Best regards,

6/3/2018: Re: Welcome to COMP473

Hi all,

Welcome to COMP473, and great to have discussions with you today.

We will have our lecturers on Mondays 10:00 - 12:00 – 202, New Kirk, Kelburn.  You will be notified in advance if we are going to have lectures/tutorials on Thursday.

To get prepared with the course and assignments, please have a look at



Hadoop (probably later):


4/3/2018: Welcome to COMP473

Welcome to COMP473!

Our lecture will be in Monday 10:00 - 12:00 – 202, New Kirk, Kelburn.

See you on Monday, 5 March, 10am.

Time and Location:

  • Monday 10:00 - 12:00 – 202, New Kirk, Kelburn
  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 – 202, New Kirk, Kelburn, but normally NO lectures/tutorials on Thursday unless we announce in advance.


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