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data mining

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The extraction of useful, often previously unknown information from large databases or data sets.

data mining

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(Computer Science) 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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Noun1.data mining - data processing using sophisticated data search capabilities and statistical algorithms to discover patterns and correlations in large preexisting databases; a way to discover new meaning in data
data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
Translations
data miningdolování dat
minería de datos
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The PhenoMeNal project will develop and deploy an integrated, secure, permanent, on-demand service-driven, privacy-compliant and sustainable e-infrastructure for the processing, analysis and information-mining of the massive amount of medical molecular phenotyping and genotyping data that will be generated by metabolomics applications now entering research and clinic.
The amount of information that can (and is) being collected from ebooks and other information-mining activities raises questions about who profits from using this data.
According to reports in The New York Times, some providers have had teams of in-house experts charged with finding ways to cooperate with the NSA, a strategy aimed to keep the information-mining process under the company's control rather than the federal agency's control.

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