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data mining

The process of exploring and analysing databases to find previously unidentified patterns of data—popularly known as “hidden data”—which can be exploited for various purposes and produce new insights on outcomes, alternative treatments or effects of treatment on different populations.

mining

(mi'ning) [ME]
1. The extraction of useful information from a database. Synonym: data mining
2. The extraction from the earth of materials with industrial value, such as coal, silver, or gold. Miners are exposed to various occupational disorders, including respiratory diseases (e.g., pneumoconiosis), allergies, and traumatic injuries.

data mining

Mining (1).
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The common thread running through all those data sources is that data miners use them to create business intelligence that supports management decisions.
At first, knowledge of the general phenomena will be built into the data miners (data mining programs),(2) and the programs will infer specific values.
These problems are further compounded when data miners are highly motivated to seek, find and report potentially exciting results.
The data miners sell the data mostly to pharmaceutical manufacturers, which use the trends revealed in the data to tailor their marketing to doctors.
This will likely be a data miners dream and a personal privacy nightmare.
The authors, senior IBM staff members, take data miners, non-specialist technical personnel and managers through a step-by-step process to determine what is important and what is not in that blur of information.
The data miners sell this data to pharmaceutical companies; which use it to fine-tune their marketing efforts--a process called "detailing" The drug reps sitting in your lobby with samples, pens, coffee, note pads, etc.
By analyzing the spending patterns of a company's existing customers, data miners like Bullock make predictions about consumer choices, thereby improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the way a company sells its products.
at the rate of 35,000 documents a second for low-level data miners and an average of 10,000 docs/sec overall.
But Gray sees differences between the needs of astronomers, and other data miners.
Data miners have found evidence of silenced weapons and a new gadget for the game.