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Definition “data mining” term

Data mining is sorting out data in order to identify patterns inside data set and establishing relationships.

Data mining include:

  • Association - looking for patterns where one event is connected to another aka “path analysis” or where one event leads to another later event
  • Classification - creating new patterns and resulting in a change in the way the data is organized
  • Clustering – finding and visually documenting groups of facts not previously known
  • Forecasting - discovering patterns in data that can lead to reasonable predictions about the future aka “predictive analytics

Data mining standards are available here:

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