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Data Mining

  1. Nov 30, 2008 #1
    Hi, what exactly is 'data mining'? What kind of degrees in college or jobs require good background in data mining? I've always been interested in areas such as pattern recognition, and was wondering what kind of life as a data miner would be.

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  3. Nov 30, 2008 #2
    I would assume it would take a math/cs background. Pattern recognition sounds to me like cryptography which is mostly for math majors. It is widely used for compression schemes on computers.
  4. Nov 30, 2008 #3


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    Data mining is a form of statistics.
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