International Journal of Computer Applications
Data mining is a combination of three main factors: data, information and knowledge. Data are the most elementary description of the things, events or the activity and transactions. Information is organized data which have some valuable meaning or some useful data. Knowledge is a concept of understanding information based on the recognized pattern or algorithms that provide the information. Data mining is a technique of finding valuable knowledge from the large amount of dataset. Main techniques for data mining are classification and prediction, clustering, outlier analysis, association analysis, evolution analysis.