Knowledge and Information Systems

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 411–443 | Cite as

FIU-Miner (a fast, integrated, and user-friendly system for data mining) and its applications

  • Tao LiEmail author
  • Chunqiu Zeng
  • Wubai Zhou
  • Wei Xue
  • Yue Huang
  • Zheng Liu
  • Qifeng Zhou
  • Bin Xia
  • Qing Wang
  • Wentao Wang
  • Xiaolong Zhu
Regular Paper


The advent of Big Data era drives data analysts from different domains to use data mining techniques for data analysis. However, performing data analysis in a specific domain is not trivial; it often requires complex task configuration, onerous integration of algorithms, and efficient execution in distributed environments. Few efforts have been paid on developing effective tools to facilitate data analysts in conducting complex data analysis tasks. In this paper, we design and implement FIU-Miner, a Fast, Integrated, and User-friendly system to ease data analysis. FIU-Miner allows users to rapidly configure a complex data analysis task without writing a single line of code. It also helps users conveniently import and integrate different analysis programs. Further, it significantly balances resource utilization and task execution in heterogeneous environments. Case studies of real-world applications demonstrate the efficacy and effectiveness of our proposed system.


Feature Selection Inventory Management Feature Selection Method Data Mining Algorithm Runtime Environment 
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We would like to thank the following former members of Knowledge Discovery Research Group (KDRG) at FIU: Dr. Li Zheng, Dr. Lei Li, Dr. Yexi Jiang, Dr. Liang Tang, Dr. Chao Shen, and Dr. Jingxuan Li, for their contributions to the FIU-Miner project. We would also like to thank the High Performance Database Research Center at FIU for the cooperation on spatial data analysis. This project was partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants HRD-0833093, CNS-1126619, IIS-1213026, and CNS-1461926, the US Department of Homeland Security’s VACCINE Center under Award Number 2009-ST-061-CI0001, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications under Grants NY214135 and NY215045, Scientific and Technological Support Project (Society) of Jiangsu Province No. BE2016776, Chinese National Natural Science Foundation under Grant 91646116, and an FIU Dissertation Year Fellowship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tao Li
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Chunqiu Zeng
    • 1
  • Wubai Zhou
    • 1
  • Wei Xue
    • 1
  • Yue Huang
    • 2
  • Zheng Liu
    • 2
  • Qifeng Zhou
    • 3
  • Bin Xia
    • 1
  • Qing Wang
    • 1
  • Wentao Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaolong Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and Information SciencesFlorida International UniversityMiamiUS
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceNanjing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsNanjingChina
  3. 3.Automation DepartmentXiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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