What Is Data Mining?
Data mining is the principle of sorting through large amounts of data and
picking out relevant information.
In other words…
•Data mining (knowledge discovery from data)
–Extraction of interesting (non-trivial, implicit, previously unknown and
potentially useful) patterns or knowledge from huge amount of data
–Knowledge discovery (mining) in databases (KDD), knowledge
extraction, data/pattern analysis, data archeology, data dredging,
information harvesting, business intelligence, etc.