What is data mining? What is not data mining?

What is data mining?

Data mining is about extracting the hidden useful information from the huge amount of data.

Data mining is the automated analysis of massive data sets.

knowledge discovery from data.

What are alternative names for data mining?

  • Knowledge discovery in databases
  • Data/pattern analysis
  • knowledge extraction
  • Data dredging
  • Data archeology
  • Business intelligence
  • Information harvesting
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What is not data mining?

  • Expert systems(in artificial intelligence)
    • Expert system takes decision on the experience of designed algorithms
  • Simple querying
    • The query takes decision according to the given condition in SQL. For example, a database query “SELECT * FROM table” is just a database query and it displays information from the table but actually, this is not hidden information. So it is a simple query and not data mining.
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