Data Mining

What is web scraping?

Web scraping is a computer software technique of extracting information from websites. This technique mostly focuses on the transformation of unstructured data (HTML format) on the web into structured data (database or spreadsheet). You can perform web scrapping in various ways, including use of Google Docs to almost every programming language. I would resort to Python because …

Popular algorithms for data science – an introduction

A variety of Machine Learning and data mining algorithms are available for creating  valuable analytic platforms. Established goals will determine which algorithms are used to sort out and process the information available. Various algorithms have been developed to deal specifically with business problems. Other algorithms were designed to augment current existing algorithms, or to perform …

What is Data Mining? – Simple Definition

The amount of raw data stored in corporate databases is exploding. From trillions of point-of-sale transactions and credit card purchases to pixel-by-pixel images of galaxies, databases are now measured in gigabytes and terabytes. (One terabyte = one trillion bytes. A terabyte is equivalent to about 2 million books!) For instance, every day, Wal-Mart uploads 20 …