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Unformatted text preview: great ﬂux. One indicator for this is the sometimes confusing use of terms. On
the one side there is data mining as synonym for KDD, meaning that data mining
contains all aspects of the knowledge discovery process. This deﬁnition is in
particular common in practice and frequently leads to problems to distinguish
the terms clearly. The second way of looking at it considers data mining as
part of the KDD-Processes (see Fayyad et al. (1996)) and describes the modelling
phase, i.e. the application of algorithms and methods for the calculation of the
searched patterns or models. Other authors like for instance Kumar & Joshi
(2003) consider data mining in addition as the search for valuable information in
large quantities of data. In this article, we equate data mining with the modelling
phase of the KDD process. Band 20 – 2005 21 Hotho, Nürnberger, and Paaß
The roots of data mining lie in most diverse areas of research, which underlines the interdisciplinary character of this ﬁeld. In the following we brieﬂy discuss the r...
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