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Efficient Clustering Technique for University Admission Data

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 45 - Number 23
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors:
Abdul Fattah Mashat
Mohammed M. Fouad
Philip S. Yu
Tarek F. Gharib
10.5120/7091-9796

Abdul Fattah Mashat, Mohammed M Fouad, Philip S Yu and Tarek F Gharib. Article: Efficient Clustering Technique for University Admission Data. International Journal of Computer Applications 45(23):39-42, May 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

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	author = {Abdul Fattah Mashat and Mohammed M. Fouad and Philip S. Yu and Tarek F. Gharib},
	title = {Article: Efficient Clustering Technique for University Admission Data},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {45},
	number = {23},
	pages = {39-42},
	month = {May},
	note = {Full text available}
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Abstract

Educational Data Mining (EDM) is the process of converting raw data from educational systems to useful information that can be used by educational software developers, students, teachers, parents, and other educational researchers. In this paper, we present an efficient clustering technique for King Abdulaziz University (KAU) admission data. The model uses K-Means algorithm. The clustering quality is evaluated using the DB internal measure. Experimental results show that K-Means achieves the minimum DB value that gives the best fits natural partitions. Additional analysis is also presented from the perspective of university admission office.

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