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Congressional Research Service ~ The Library of Congress CRS Report for Congress
 

Summary: Congressional Research Service ~ The Library of Congress
CRS Report for Congress
Received through the CRS Web
Order Code RL31798
Data Mining:
An Overview
Updated December 16, 2004
Jeffrey W. Seifert
Analyst in Information Science and Technology Policy
Resources, Science, and Industry Division
Data Mining: An Overview
Summary
Data mining is emerging as one of the key features of many homeland security
initiatives. Often used as a means for detecting fraud, assessing risk, and product
retailing, data mining involves the use of data analysis tools to discover previously
unknown, valid patterns and relationships in large data sets. In the context of
homeland security, data mining is often viewed as a potential means to identify
terrorist activities, such as money transfers and communications, and to identify and
track individual terrorists themselves, such as through travel and immigration
records.

  

Source: Areibi, Shawki M - School of Engineering, University of Guelph

 

Collections: Engineering