What is Data Mining and KDD

Last Updated on August 16, 2020

I am very interested in processes. I want to know good ways to do things, even the best way to do things if possible. Even if you don’t have skill or deep understanding, process can get you a long way. It can lead the way and skill and deep understanding can follow. At least, I have used this to drive much of my work.

I think it’s useful to study data mining as it is presented as a process for making discoveries from data. In this post you will explore authoritative definitions for “Data Mining” from textbooks and papers. As data mining is a process, the definition will include a number of interpretations of the process.

Gold Mine

Gold Mine
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Authoritative Textbooks

In this section we will look at definitions of “data mining” from two authoritative textbooks in the field.

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques

This is a textbook by Ian Witten and Eibe Frank.

From the preface, the authors
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