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A Data Mining Process In An Indigenous Knowledge Ethno Medicinal Database

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Audrey Masizana, Gobusamang Oscar, Harriet Okatch, Barbara N. Ngwenya, Keitseng N. Monyatsi, Mbaki Muzila, Kerstin Andrae-Marobela



Index Terms: Apriori, Association, Confidence, Data Mining, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Medicinal Plants, Support, Weka.



Abstract: Botswana is a landlocked country with diverse ethnic groups amounting to a population of around 2 million. Batswana like all the other African nations have a strong sense of culture which is expressed and strongly felt through the language, Setswana, traditional food, traditional healing and the music which form part of various indigenous knowledge systems (IKS). However, the way indigenous knowledge is or should be documented properly is subject of intense debate. Hence research projects are coming up with various methods and tools to contribute to the documentation. The Ethnosurvey Research project at University of Botswana's Centre for Scientific Research Indigenous Knowledge and Innovation (CesrIKi) set out to contribute to IKS documentation by collecting and documenting the country's traditional medicinal plants in Botswana. This paper presents the findings of conducting a data mining process on the collected data to uncover patterns and trends emerging from the data through a data mining technique.



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