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Performance Prediction of Engineering Students using Decision Trees

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 36 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors:
R. R. Kabra
R. S. Bichkar
10.5120/4532-6414

R R Kabra and R S Bichkar. Article: Performance Prediction of Engineering Students using Decision Trees. International Journal of Computer Applications 36(11):8-12, December 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {R. R. Kabra and R. S. Bichkar},
	title = {Article: Performance Prediction of Engineering Students using Decision Trees},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {36},
	number = {11},
	pages = {8-12},
	month = {December},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Data mining can be used for decision making in educational system. A decision tree classifier is one of the most widely used supervised learning methods used for data exploration based on divide & conquer technique. This paper discusses use of decision trees in educational data mining. Decision tree algorithms are applied on engineering students’ past performance data to generate the model and this model can be used to predict the students’ performance. It will enable to identify the students in advance who are likely to fail and allow the teacher to provide appropriate inputs.

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