Data mining includes the utilization of refined data analysis tools to find previously unknown, valid patterns and relationships in huge data sets. These tools can incorporate statistical models, machine learning techniques, and mathematical algorithms, such as neural networks or decision trees. Thus, data mining incorporates analysis and prediction.
Depending on various methods and technologies from the intersection of machine learning, database management, and statistics, professionals in data mining have devoted their careers to better understanding how to process and make conclusions from the huge amount of data.
The following activities are carried out during data mining:
- Association Rule Discovery
- Sequential Pattern Discovery
- Deviation Detection