Data mining solutions: methods and tools for solving real-world problems

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Wiley, 1998 - Computers - 617 pages
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Cutting-edge data mining techniques and tools for solving your toughest analytical problems

Data Mining Solutions

In down-to-earth language, data mining experts Christopher Westphal and Teresa Blaxton introduce a brand new approach to data mining analysis. Through their extensive real-world experience, they have developed and documented many practical and proven techniques to make your own data mining efforts more successful. You'll get a refreshing "out-of-the-box" approach to data mining that will help you maximize your time and problem-solving resources, and prepare for the next wave of data mining-visualization. You will read about ways in which data mining has been used to:
* Discover patterns of insider trading in the stock market
* Evaluate the utility of marketing campaigns
* Analyze retail sales patterns across geographic regions
* Identify money laundering operations
* Target DNA sequences for pharmaceutical testing and development

The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that contains:
* Demo and trial versions of numerous visual data mining tools
* Active web-page links for each of the products profiled
* GIF files corresponding to all book images

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Contents

UNDERSTANDING DATA MODELING
25
DEFINING THE PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED
55
CONTENTS
69
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About the author (1998)

CHRISTOPHER WESTPHAL has been successfully performing visual data mining engagements and research for over a decade for both government and commercial interests. He has developed a wide range of methodologies and unique techniques to support the data mining process. He may be reached at chris_westphalyahoo.com.

TERESA BLAXTON is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has published over 100 articles on knowledge storage, representation, and retrieval, both in biological (human) and artificial (computer) systems. She may be reached at tblaxtonmprcwb.ab.umd.edu.

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