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DM: RE: RE: data mining skeptics
From: Wennekes, Pim
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 12:04:59 -0400 (EDT)
Moving from the Industrial Revolution to the Information Revolution (Gartner Group, somewhere in the eighties), it's rather silly to say that AI/KDD/Datamining will vanish.
By now, we (the people) have started to accept monitoring systems like MIS, EIS, DSS and OLAP & Reporting. But whereas these systems only tells you WHAT is happening, KDD tells you (partly) WHY it's happening. Of course KDD won't bring you miracles by simply plug 'n play but the combination of business knowledge, understanding of KDD methologies & techniques and, so very true: a bit of scepticism of both you and your clients might give you the knowledge to save a lot of inefficiently spent money.Yours truly,
Getronics Business Center Retail Antwerpseweg 2 2803 PB Gouda The Netherlands PO BOX 1000 2800 CB Gouda The Netherlands tel : +31 182 - 564 363 fax : +31 182 - 533 386 e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org internet : http://www.getronics.com -----Original Message----- From: Tjen-Sien Lim [SMTP:email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, August 14, 1999 7:07 PM To: datamine-l Subject: DM: data mining skeptics I'm wondering what you'd say to people who are skeptical or even cynical toward data mining. I've just met people who really dislike data mining and predict that the entire field won't last long. Since they're beyond my league, I couldn't convince them that data mining is a real field and won't vanish. Thanks. -- Tjen-Sien Lim (608) 262-8181 (Voice) Dept. of Statistics (209) 882-7914 (Fax) Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison firstname.lastname@example.org 1210 West Dayton Street http://www.stat.wisc.edu/~limt Madison, WI 53706 P.S. My apology if this is a stupid question.