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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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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.
Web Usage Mining for a Better Web-based Learning Environment.
Relevance and Impact of Tabbed Browsing Behavior on Web Usage Mining.
Next-generation Web usage mining offers users the ability to analyze massive volumes of clickstream data, integrate the data seamlessly with transaction and demographic data from offline sources, and apply sophisticated analytics for Web personalization, eCRM, and other interactive marketing programs.
With plenty of examples to guide readers from the basics to advanced techniques Markov and Larose cover the basics of web structure mining, including information retrieval and web searches and hyperlink-based ranking, web content mining, including clustering, evaluating clustering and classification and web usage mining, including preprocessing, exploratory data analysis, and modeling for web usage mining through clustering, association and classification.