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Data mining

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View Resource Audio Mining

Occasionally referred to as audio indexing, audio mining is a computerized task involving the processing of an audio file, extracting the dialog and creating a textual transcript, and searching the transcript for certain words or phrases. Considering the amount of audio content on the Internet and other sources, it is clear that audio mining is a growing technology. To get an idea of what audio...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/1220
View Resource Web Robots and Web Mining

Manually indexing the World Wide Web is obviously an impossible task, and it is even a daunting challenge for automated techniques. Web content mining is a general term used to describe these techniques, which are intended for information categorization and filtering. Web robots serve a variety of purposes, including indexing; and they can be useful or, in some cases, harmful. Web usage mining, on...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2003/0328
View Resource Data Mining

Data Mining, also known as Knowledge Discovery in Databases, is a process used to extract implicit, previously unknown, but potentially useful information from raw data. This first website (1) provides a basic overview of Data Mining and some applications for the process. Common applications of data mining include fraud detection and marketing, but data mining has also been applied in...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2005/0506
View Resource The Promise and Peril of Big Data [pdf]

Some data-crunchers and others are thrilled by the prospect of the growing amount of "big data". According to a recent report, the amount of digital content available on the Internet is approaching five hundred billion gigabytes. This 66-page report from the Aspen Institute asks some key questions about these developments, including "Does Big Data represent an evolution of knowledge, or is more...

https://www.aspeninstitute.org/publications/promise-peril-bi...
View Resource Lightbeam for Firefox 1.2.1

This Firefox add-on provides interactive visual representations of which first and third party sites are tracking you on online. As the site notes, not all tracking is bad. While many services compile user activity and information to improve their services, tracking without users' knowledge can be problematic. Lightbeam simply allows readers to track the tracking so that they can make informed...

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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightbeam/