Top 10 algorithms in data mining

Xindong Wu, Vipin Kumar, Quinlan J. Ross, Joydeep Ghosh, Qiang Yang, Hiroshi Motoda, Geoffrey J. McLachlan, Angus Ng, Bing Liu, Philip S. Yu, Zhi Hua Zhou, Michael Steinbach, David J. Hand, Dan Steinberg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4182 Scopus citations


This paper presents the top 10 data mining algorithms identified by the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) in December 2006: C4.5, k-Means, SVM, Apriori, EM, PageRank, AdaBoost, k NN, Naive Bayes, and CART. These top 10 algorithms are among the most influential data mining algorithms in the research community. With each algorithm, we provide a description of the algorithm, discuss the impact of the algorithm, and review current and further research on the algorithm. These 10 algorithms cover classification, clustering, statistical learning, association analysis, and link mining, which are all among the most important topics in data mining research and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-37
Number of pages37
JournalKnowledge and Information Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


Dive into the research topics of 'Top 10 algorithms in data mining'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this