data mining

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Sifting through very large amounts of data for useful information. Data mining uses artificial intelligence techniques, neural networks, and advanced statistical tools (such as cluster analysis) to reveal trends, patterns, and relationships, which might otherwise have remained undetected. In contrast to an expert system (which draws inferences from the given data on the basis of a given set of rules) data mining attempts to discover hidden rules underlying the data. Also called data surfing.

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After hours of rigorous data mining the archives, the researchers were finally able to find the source code for the virus which crashed the entire network.
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Sociologists are quite excited about the wealth of information now possible through data mining with regard to studying patterns of behaviour.
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The program finds information through data mining, searching through lots of information very quickly to find connections and patterns which could otherwise never be found.
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