Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
June 9, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 12
1) What is data mining and how is it related to DSS?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
What is data mining and how is it related to DSS?
by Daniel Power
Data mining is one of the IS/DSS buzzwords of the 1990s. Academics
tend to use the related terms Knowledge Discovery and Intelligent
Decision Support Methods (Dhar and Stein, 1997) or more derogatory
terms like data surfing or data dredging. In general, data mining
is "a class of analytical applications that help analysts and managers
search for patterns in a data base". Both data mining and knowledge
discovery can be considered as both a process and as a set of tools.
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The is a legacy column republished because of the ongoing debate
about the NSA Prism program. PRISM stands for "Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management," and is a "data tool" designed to collect and process "foreign intelligence" that passes through American servers. Please cite this column as:
Power, D., What is data mining and how is it related to DSS? DSS
News, Vol. 2, No. 25, December 2, 2001.
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines
06/06/2013 Seattle Children's Hospital chooses IBM big data technology for faster, more accurate diagnoses. Check release.
06/04/2013 Kalotay Analytics and Delphx partner to provide fixed income values and risk measures in real-time. Check release.
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books
1. Call for papers due August 29, 2013: Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan,
2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore,
3. Call for papers: HICSS-47 Track on Decision Analytics due June 15, 2013
4. INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology
Oct. 5-6. Click here
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