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Data Mining for the Masses

Data mining as a discipline is largely transparent to the world. Most of the time, we never even notice that it’s happening. But whenever we sign up for a grocery store shopping card, place a purchase using a credit card, or surf the Web, we are creating data. These data are stored in large sets on powerful computers owned by the companies we deal with every day. Lying within those data sets are patterns—indicators of our...

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