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Data Mining Information - The Data Mine Welcome to The Data Mine, established in 1994 to provide high quality information about Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. In essence, Data Mining is the use of computers to help make sense of information. Typically, special techniques are used to find patterns in data. For more detail see this good overview article on Data Mining. Data Mining Software We maintain a List of Data Mining Software.


How a Data Mining Giant Got Me Wrong

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On the positive side, there are indications Acxiom doesn't engage in racial profiling: The company predicts I have a 13.6 percent probability of interest in regularly going to a bar. I asked Hargreaves, the professor, if this seemed a statistically reasonable estimate for an Irish journalist. After she stopped laughing, Hargreaves said accurate predictions hinged on the raw data on which the profile is based.


Digging Deep: How Artificial Intelligence Can Revolutionize Mining

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The deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in mining is enabling companies to improve their efficiency and productivity, which is crucial to their profitability. The mining industry is pivotal to the world's economy. The mining industry's top companies had a total revenue of approximately 683 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Implementation of AI in mining activities can help push the industry even further forward by reducing the operating costs and simplifying the mining processes. A majority of mining companies still depend on traditional mining practices.


Environmental Groups Challenge State Mining Law

U.S. News

Environmental groups seeking to block a Canadian mining company's plans to search for gold on private land north of Yellowstone National Park are challenging a Montana law that allows the work to go forward even though a judge found the state did not adequately consider the work's effects on wildlife and water quality.


Fouled Waters Reveal Lasting Legacy of US Mining Industry

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The mine discharged six tons of toxic sludge daily before an EPA cleanup. Authorities now spend $5 million a year to remove poisonous sludge that had caused massive fish kills, and they expect to keep at it forever.