data mining


: the practice of searching through large amounts of computerized data to find useful patterns or trends

Examples of data mining in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, Beijing used Islamic terrorism as a pretext to launch the most technologically sophisticated regime of data mining and collection that the world has ever seen. Dov Fox, Foreign Affairs, 25 Apr. 2022 Likewise, the contention is that data efforts involving devising the AI pattern-matching and during the development of the large language model (LLM) or machine learning (ML) data structures involve doing data science and data mining (DM). Lance Eliot, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Boeing is also using data mining internally to assess quality issues within the factories. Dominic Gates, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2023 Bandyopadhyay is an award-winning computer scientist who has focused her research on computational biology, pattern recognition and data mining. Rana Wehbe Watson, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 This can be achieved by understanding the implications of the various aspects of digital communication, such as social media, search engines, algorithms, data mining, networking, privacy and fraud, propaganda, and advertising. Jon Michail, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 And that’s how the data mining works and identifies those exposures that are likely causing these outbreaks. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Dec. 2021 Some larger hospital systems have been working to write new scripts to automate new data mining, while others are relying on staff to compile the data manually into excel spreadsheets, which can take multiple hours each day, according to a report by Healthcare IT News. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 31 July 2020 Predictive Analytics' Broad Implications For The Future Of Healthcare A branch of data analytics, predictive analytics uses statistical techniques, machine learning algorithms and data mining to analyze historical data and accurately predict future events or outcomes. Dr. Ali Tinazli, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of data mining was in 1968

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“Data mining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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