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data mining
Last modified: Monday, December 02, 2002 

A class of database applications that look for hidden patterns in a group of data that can be used to predict future behavior. For example, data mining software can help retail companies find customers with common interests. The term is commonly misused to describe software that presents data in new ways. True data mining software doesn't just change the presentation, but actually discovers previously unknown relationships among the data.

Data mining is popular in the science and mathematical fields but also is utilized increasingly by marketers trying to distill useful consumer data from Web sites.

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Data Mining and Analytic Technologies 
The purpose of this Web site is to share information about data mining and other analytic technologies. The site contains many links to further information about data mining.

Datamation's Data Mining and Business Intelligence section contains current and archived articles and columns about data mining.

Data Mining Group at the University of Helsinki
Home page for the Data Mining research group at the University of Helsinki. Their current focus is in finding association rules and in analyzing sample sizes needed for reliable data mining. The pages here host a collection links to information on several data mining research topics.

Drilling Down With A Data Mining Pioneer
Dr. Usama Fayyad, CEO and co-founder of DigiMine, has worked on data mining technology since 1989. Here he shares his thoughts about how to get the most out of your data.

QUEST data mining home page
Describes the QUEST data mining project at IBM's Almaden Research Center. There are links to details on the project including technology, publications, related links and information, demos and seminars, as well as information on IBM's data mining product, the Intelligent Miner.

The Knowledge Discovery Mine
The Knowledge Discovery Mine contains a guide to commercial and public domain data mining tools, a newsletter, links to Web sites, and research materials.

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