In nearly every area of business and science – even in our private life- we are confronted with an increase in data flows. Data that is collected and processed. Data that holds valuable information, and may provide us knowledge, but often is inaccessible because of its form and volume. Fortunately, new methods are emerging and evolving that enable us to create knowledge from data. Specifically, methods and tools that extract previously unknown information from aggregations of data.
To name a few examples, patterns and relations can be revealed, clusters identified and predictions made. The application extends to many types of data: concepts and relations can be derived from large text collections, image and video collections can be analyzed for better access.
This book gives an idea of the possibilities and expectations of data mining from five perspectives:
The book is enhanced by a CD-rom, containing the full book text and many tutorials, reports, and papers both deepening and widening the view. All textual data is accessible through an integrated Text mining tool. Many of the techniques from the technical part of the book can be explored through freeware and demo software included on the CD-rom.
Dealing with the data flood
mining data, text and multimedia
Edited by Jeroen Meij, 2002
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