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Data Mining Tools and Techniques | Data Mining Companies

This page covers data mining tools and techniques. It mentions data mining companies which make data mining tools. It also mentions various data mining techniques, algorithms and methods.

As we know from data mining tutorial that data mining refers to extraction of relevant data from large pool of data available on databases, data warehouses, WWW and other repositories.

data mining architecture working

The tools and techniques will help in data mining for various applications or use cases. Data mining is key part of KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases). The entire KDD process is divided into following steps or sub processes.
• Data selection• Data Cleaning• Data transformation • Pattern searching(i.e. Data mining, Finding presentation, finding interpretation, finding evaluation).

Data Mining Techniques

The Data Mining techniques are listed as follows.
• Link Analysis: association rules, sequential patterns, time sequences
• Predictive Modelling: tree induction, neural nets, regression
• Database Segmentation: clustering, k-means
• Deviation Detection: visualisation, statistics

There are other techniques for the data mining which include machine learning, database systems, rough sets, neural networks etc.

Data Mining Tools

The table-1 below mentions data mining tools with descriptions. The tools are divided into two groups. The first group consists of Aureka and STN AnaVist, which does not require any learning by the user. This first group based tools are easy to use and offer basic analysis with minimal effort.

The second group consists of OmniViz and TDA vantagePoint. These tools can be used for any kind of data. Some learning is required to use these tools. Both tools come with default values and provide filters/wizards to import the data.

Data Mining Tools Description
Aureka Developed by Thomson Reuters, the tool uses data retrieved from MicroPatent database.
STN Anavist Developed by American Chemical Society, the tool uses data retrieved from four STN patent databases.
OmniViz Developed by BioWisdom, the tool is designed to analyze biological data. It can be used for other technologies also. It provides many different visualization techniques. It is flexible, efficient and interactive in nature. It is the great tool for users having knowledge of data mining methods and algorithms. Any format of data can be treated with OmniViz data mining tool. The relevant filtered data can be exported to microsoft excel.
Thomson Data Analyzer (VantagePoint) Developed by Thomson Reuters. It uses VantagePoint software for analysis. VantagePoint is developed by Search Technology. It also analyzes data in all the formats. It offers three types of pre-defined reports. The reports include Company Report, Company Comparison Report and Technology Report.

As data mining provides very valuable information from large set of data, it is used across many technologies and domains. It includes financial data analysis, retail industry, telecommunication industry, bio-logical data analysis, other scientific applications etc. There are data mining tools specifically developed to address these vivid market requirements. Following table-2 mentions some of them with company.

Data Mining Tools Company
ADAPA Zementis Inc.
Coheris SPAD Coheris
Data Applied By Data Applied, it is web service for data analysis.
GhostMiner FQS Poland, Fujitsu
SPM (Salford Predictive Modeling suite) Salford systems
SAS enterprise miner SAS institute
D2K University of Illinois
Revolution R Enterprise Revolution Analytics
Data Detective Sentient


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