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data mining

noun, Digital Technology
1.
the process of collecting, searching through, and analyzing a large amount of data in a database, as to discover patterns or relationships:
the use of data mining to detect fraud.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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British Dictionary definitions for data mining

data mining

noun
1.
the gathering of information from pre-existing data stored in a database, such as one held by a supermarket about customers' shopping habits
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data mining in Culture

data mining definition


The technique of identifying patterns and relationships within large databases through the use of advanced statistical methods.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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data mining in Technology
database
Analysis of data in a database using tools which look for trends or anomalies without knowledge of the meaning of the data. Data mining was invented by IBM who hold some related patents.
Data mining may well be done on a data warehouse.
ShowCase STRATEGY (http://showcasecorp.com/) is an example of a data mining tool.
(2001-02-08)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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