data mining


Definition of 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 Cut to today; Over-the-top (OTT) platforms are equipped with a lot more data mining and understanding of viewers' preferences to make personalized show recommendations. Manas Agrawal, Forbes, 22 June 2021 For 2022 and beyond, HR leaders should prioritize enhancing their data literacy and data mining skills using the latest technologies and automation. Nish Parikh, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 For example, his recent work concludes that evolutionary computation and data mining can explore large databases or social media to locate potential talented individuals for recruitment purposes. Benjamin Laker, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Another interesting area where algorithmic models have truly thrived is in the area of data mining and retrieval. Annie Brown, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 This is helpful because historic trends may just be data mining, hence having an underlying rationale can add weight to the theory. Simon Moore, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The legal function, unsurprisingly, lags business in data mining and analytics. Mark A. Cohen, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Research and development departments can utilize digital technology to simplify data collection, analysis, storage and data mining. Jessica Wong, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 So, naturally, governments can carry out data mining on such platforms to get a clear idea of their citizens’ real-time problems and complaints. Naveen Joshi, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of data mining

1968, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Data mining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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