Following Data Day Texas, we've had many requests for more information on KNIME. We've asked the folks at KNIME.org to come back and give us more. Michael Berthold, head of the KNIME project will be giving an evening lecture on KNIME for Austin Data Geeks. He is also offering a full day workshop on KNIME (details here).
KNIME, the Konstanz Information Miner (wikipedia), is an open source data analytics, reporting and integration platform. KNIME integrates various components for machine learning and data mining through its modular data pipelining concept. A graphical user interface allows assembly of nodes for data preprocessing (ETL: Extraction, Transformation, Loading), for modeling and data analysis and visualization. Since 2006, KNIME has been used in pharmaceutical research, but increasingly it is used in other areas like customer data analysis, business intelligence and financial data analysis.
Michael Berthold, since August 2003, holds the Nycomed-Chair for Bioinformatics and Information Mining at Konstanz University, Germany where his research focuses on using machine learning methods for the interactive analysis of large information repositories in the Life Sciences. Most of the research results are made available to the public via the open source data mining platform KNIME (wikipedia entry). M. Berthold is Past President of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, Associate Editor of several journals and the President of the IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He has been involved in the organization of various conferences, most notably the IDA-series of symposia on Intelligent Data Analysis and the conference series on Computational Life Science. Together with David Hand he co-edited the textbook Intelligent Data Analysis: An Introduction which has recently appeared in a completely revised, second edition. He is also co-author of Guide to Intelligent Data Analysis (Springer Verlag) which appeared in summer 2010.