CS 251: Assignment #6

The Weka Explorer

Due Wednesday 18 April 2012

The goal of this week's lab is to learn how to use the Weka Explorer interface to the Weka machine learning tools.


  1. Go through the tutorial in the Data Mining text, chapter 17 sections 1-3.
  2. Download the Bird Arrivals Summary data file. Use the Weka Explorer to see if you can predict whether a bird is a warbler based on its arrival pattern using a decision tree.

    It looks like you have to delete the row with the data types in order to get it to load properly into explorer. If you are getting results where the classifier makes everything a warbler, or strange clustering results, go in and delete the types row.

  3. Using your program from last week, try clustering the Bird Arrivals Summary data with between 5-10 clusters and summarize your results. Do the groupings make sense to you?



For this week's writeup, create a brief wiki page that shows screenshots of your results from Explorer. For each screen shot briefly explain what they mean, and what they show.


Once you have written up your assignment, give the page the label:


There is no code to handin this week unless you wrote code specifically to do an extension.