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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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By Web usage mining, hidden laws related to user access behavior can be detected, such as frequent access paths, similar user groups and similar Web pages, etc.
Specifically, in web usage mining it is essential to have reliable data from which we can reconstruct user activities on the web portal.
Most of the research efforts in Web personalization correspond to the evolution of extensive research in Web usage mining (Becchetti, 2010; Kavita Das, 2011).
Most of the works in Web Usage Mining is related to user behaviour.
Interactive Web Usage Mining with the Navigation Visualizer.
4] published a comprehensive paper about the application of web usage mining in the e-learning area with focus on the preprocessing phase.
The use of usage mining technology has benefited both learners and instructors alike.
Discovering Internet marketing intelligence through online analytical Web usage mining.
For better web usage mining results we need reliable sessions.
This volume covers the theory of temporal data mining and applications in medicine and bioinformatics, business and industrial areas, web usage mining, and spatiotemporal data mining.
Several approaches for automatic personalization have been reported in the literature, such as content-based or item-based filtering, collaborative filtering, rule-based filtering, and techniques relying on Web usage mining, etc (Nasraoui, 2005).