Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 29, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 23

In this issue

1) What is data mining and how is it related to DSS?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is data mining and how is it related to DSS?

by Daniel J. Power

Data mining is a data analysis innovation first discussed in the 1990s. "Big data" and analytics has led to a renewed and expanded interest in data mining technologies. 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 group of analytical methods like neural networks, genetic algorithms, and decision trees, that help people conduct computerized searches for patterns in a data set. Data mining is both a process and a set of tools.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

11/23/2015 Frost & Sullivan names Datameer 2015 growth excellence leader in global big data analytics. Check release.

11/18/2015 Expert System applies cognitive computing power to discover inside and hidden threats. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. January 8, 2016. CFP IFIP WG8.3 conference, June 22-24 2016, Cork, Ireland. Check article.

2. January 9, 2016. CFP Data mining for decision making support (DMDMS), May 23-26, 2016, Madrid, Spain. Click here.


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