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5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software

Nov 30, 2010, 07:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jun Auza)

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"The process of extracting patterns from data is called data mining. It is recognized as an essential tool by modern business since it is able to convert data into business intelligence thus giving an informational edge. At present, it is widely used in profiling practices, like surveillance, marketing, scientific discovery, and fraud detection.

"There are four kinds of tasks that are normally involve in Data mining:

* Classification - the task of generalizing familiar structure to employ to new data
* Clustering - the task of finding groups and structures in the data that are in some way or another the same, without using noted structures in the data.
* Association rule learning - Looks for relationships between variables.
* Regression - Aims to find a function that models the data with the slightest error."

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