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Data Mining: What is Data Mining?



Generally, data mining (sometimes called data or knowledge discovery) is the process of analyzing data from different perspectives and summarizing it into useful information – information that can be used to increase revenue, cuts costs, or both. Data mining software is one of a number of analytical tools for analyzing data. It allows users to analyze data from many different dimensions or angles, categorize it, and summarize the relationships identified. Technically, data mining is the process of finding correlations or patterns among dozens of fields in large relational databases.

Continuous Innovation

Although data mining is a relatively new term, the technology is not. Companies have used powerful computers to sift through volumes of supermarket scanner data and analyze market research reports for years. However, continuous innovations in computer processing power, disk storage, and statistical software are dramatically increasing the accuracy of analysis while driving down the cost.


For example, one Midwest grocery chain used the data mining capacity of Oracle software to analyze local buying patterns. They discovered that when men bought diapers on Thursdays and Saturdays, they also tended to buy beer. Further analysis showed that these shoppers typically did their weekly grocery shopping on Saturdays. On Thursdays, however, they only bought a few items. The retailer concluded that they purchased the beer to have it available for the upcoming weekend. The grocery chain could use this newly discovered information in various ways to increase revenue. For example, they could move the beer display closer to the diaper display. And, they could make sure beer and diapers were sold at full price on Thursdays.

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2010-06-23 15:16:47 by undercover_twinkie

A few weeks ago i felt extremely lethargic and NO energy, felt like crap at work. i found out that my soy sauce that i used on a well-done pork chop had tons of msg in it. ahh !!
So i threw that out, went to the market and got some "msg free" soy sauce. The Kikkoman Naturally brewed soy sauce. Iv'e been using this sauce lately and found that (not as bad as before though) i was lacking energy when out and about.
looked up kikkoman on wiki, didn't say anything about msg.
then i looked up some online forums that had my soy sauce question and voila :
"I would recommend that you just treat this product as if it has MSG. The manufacturing of soy sauce by natural fermentation produces free glutamates, which is the same as monosodium glutamate. So, though it has not...

Call for Artists:Queer Photography Competition

2003-07-16 23:41:32 by QueerPhoto

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Deadline Extended to July 22
Harvey Milk Institute (HMI) is proud to announce the 2003 Queer Photography
Competition & Exhibition. Following the success of the Queer Photo Salon
series, curator/photographer Chloe Atkins and HMI are sponsoring the first
Queer Photography Competition & Exhibition to be held at the prestigious San
Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, from
September 17 to November 1, 2003.
Competition: Selected work will qualify to win the following awards:
1st prize: $500
2nd prize: $300
3rd prize: $200
Juror: Jim Van Buskirk, Program Manager, James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian
Center, San Francisco Public Library
Exhibition: The...

Foreclosures in April exceeded even March's blis

2009-05-13 21:35:11 by ------------------------

Foreclosures in April exceeded even March's blistering pace with a record 342,000 homes receiving notices of default, auction notices or undergoing bank repossessions, according to a regular industry report.
One of every 374 U.S. homes received a filing during the month, the highest monthly rate that RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties, has recorded in four-plus years of record keeping.
"April was a shocker," said Rick Sharga, a spokesman for RealtyTrac. "I would have bet on a dip because March foreclosures were so high."
Instead, filings inched up 1% from March and rose 32% compared to April 2008.
There were 63,900 bank repossessions, the last stop in the foreclosure process. More than 1.3 million homes have now been lost to foreclosure...

Advice to job applicants

2005-02-16 09:15:11 by hiring-a-designer

I posted on the jobs board a few days ago for a graphic designer. I'm now sifting through over 150 replies (and more coming in). Frankly, I'm pretty tired of it - but I have some advice to share for anyone out there looking for a job. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but people need to understand the reality of the job market. There are HUNDREDS of applicants to screen, and not enough time to do it.
By the way, some of this probably applies to you "fine artists" submitting to gallleries.
(1) READ THE POST! Do not reply if you don't meet *all* the qualifications. You're wasting your time and mine. Sorry, but there are dozens of applicants who meet the qualifications - those are the people I will consider.

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