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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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CRISP-DM (CRoss-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining) is a non-proprietary, documented and freely available data mining process model.
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While data mining tools can identify information that is useful for future planning, data mining can also be very useful for detecting fraudulent (theft or invoice manipulations) or high-risk activities (bad loans, investments).
For instance, data mining can help them identify such key elements in a case or series of events as patterns of time and location--by forecasting future events based on this historical data, agencies potentially could anticipate strategic locations for deployment.
Written in C for Windows, Linux or Solaris platforms, NAG Data Mining Components can extract data from flat files or OBDC compliant databases.
One of the key challenges is integrating tons of data in the mainframe data warehouse with business-specific data in data marts on the open systems client-server platform, said Kent Bauer, director of data mining and analytics at Axa Financial.
Provides best practices for performing data mining using simple tools such as Excel
s enterprise-strength data mining workbench, helps businesses improve the profitability of customer relationships through in-depth understanding of data.
Data mining tools are especially important for marketing departments because marketing efforts succeed when they single out customer segments with high profit potential.
Clients can now fully leverage their IT investments by using the parallelism in high-performance hardware and software (such as multiprocessor or multicore systems), as well as data mining algorithms provided as part of the database systems by IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.
Pentaho was an obvious choice, based on the strength of its data mining technology, its team, and its clear leadership in open source BI.
The author provides a new statistical methodology specifically designed for evaluating the performance of rules that are discovered by data mining, a process in which many rules are back-tested and the best performing rule(s) is selected.