Data Mining Definition

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What Is Data Mining?

Data mining is a process used by companies to turn raw data into useful information. By using software to look for patterns in large batches of data, businesses can learn more about their customers to develop more effective marketing strategies, increase sales and decrease costs. Data mining depends on effective data collection, warehousing, and computer processing.

Data mining processes are used to build machine learning models that power applications including search engine technology and website recommendation programs.

How Data Mining Works

Data mining involves exploring and analyzing large blocks of information to glean meaningful patterns and trends. It can be used in a variety of ways, such as database marketing, credit risk management, fraud detection, spam Email filtering, or even to discern the sentiment or opinion of users.

The data mining process breaks down into five steps. First, organizations collect data and load it into their

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Riverside School District works to add web connections

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Officials in the largely rural Riverside School District north of Spokane are exploring a wide variety of options to get high speed internet access for their students, including recruiting parent volunteers to staff community sites where students could go to complete their online schoolwork.

“It’s just one strategy of many,” said Riverside Superintendent Ken Russell. “It’s not final. We’re still working on it.”

Several churches and other locations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Elk, have called the school district to offer their buildings and internet access to small groups of students. Russell said the district is still figuring out if such sites will be necessary.

“We’re using our school district first,” he said. “You can’t just have a walk-in environment. It has to be scheduled.”

Parents interested in volunteering to be an internet site supervisor can send an email to A background check is required.


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Woman praises ultimate $12 Kmart gadget

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A set of $12 LED lights from Kmart is the new must-have home decor gadget shoppers are racing to get their hands on this month.  

A fashion-loving fan of the store, Mary, bought four of the battery-operated light strips for her wardrobe and posted videos showing them automatically turning on when her doors are opened.  

Mary said the budget product has a 13-hour battery life and turn off after 30 seconds if no motion is detected.  

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a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Thousands of shoppers have praised a woman online for sharing how she used a $12 set of LED lights from Kmart to brighten inside her dark cupboard

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Thousands of shoppers have praised a woman online for sharing how she used a $12 set of LED lights from Kmart to brighten inside her dark cupboard

a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Mary bought four of the battery-operated light strips which automatically turn on when the closet doors are opened

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Mary bought four of the battery-operated light strips which automatically turn on when the closet doors are opened

‘So I bought these, Kmart for the win!’

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Corporate giants court climate startups in race to net-zero future

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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Chile’s climate action champion Gonzalo Muñoz has the tough task of teaming businesses with governments to help meet the global warming limits set in the 2015 Paris accord. As an entrepreneur who runs a winery and a recycling firm, he knows the challenge.

Muñoz co-founded circular economy company TriCiclos in 2009 after a decade of managing food businesses, where he noticed “how much garbage I was putting into the market” with unsustainable packaging.

Unable to convince executives to shift to a greener model, he and his partners started producing mobile recycling stations, which can handle 90% of household solid waste and are now deployed in about 10 Latin American countries.

“We identified the problem (of) waste as an error of design,” he said. And to deal with that environmental problem, “we have to correct every single design”, including how a product is disposed of and

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Portland passes nation’s toughest restriction on facial recognition technology

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The Portland City Council has passed the nation’s strictest ban on facial recognition technology, barring the use of the software by city bureaus and restricting its use by private businesses.

The ban prohibits city agencies from using facial recognition technology, something cities including Oakland, San Francisco and the Boston suburb of Somerville have also done amid concerns over infringement of people’s privacy and bias in the algorithms.

Portland’s rule will also restrict use of the technology by the private sector, a first in the nation.

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty listens to testimony over a proposed ordinance on April 4, 2019.

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty pushed the ban on facial recognition technology.

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The private sector ban bars businesses from using facial recognition technology in public areas within Portland city limits. For example, a private business could not have a camera equipped with the technology capturing people on a public sidewalk.

The facial recognition ban, introduced jointly by Mayor Ted Wheeler

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Pawn Shop Software Market May Set New Growth Story

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Pawn Shop Software

Global Pawn Shop Software Market Report from AMA Research highlights deep analysis on market characteristics, sizing, estimates and growth by segmentation, regional breakdowns & country along with competitive landscape, players market shares, and strategies that are key in the market. The exploration provides a 360° view and insights, highlighting major outcomes of the industry. These insights help the business decision-makers to formulate better business plans and make informed decisions to improved profitability. In addition, the study helps venture or private players in understanding the companies in more detail to make better informed decisions.

Major Players in This Report Include,
Bravo Pawn Systems (United States), Data Age Business Systems (United States), ServiceCentral Technologies (United States), Snap Software (United States), Hi-Tech Pawn Software (United States), Moneywell (United States), Le Sun Technologies (India), Pawn Wizard (United States), PawnMate Inc. (Canada) and Inc. (United States) are some of the key

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Trump Holds Indoor Rally as White House Officials Try to Defend His Virus Response

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Yet many are taking the virus restrictions seriously. Oxford University and other colleges have experimented with asking students to sign “responsibility agreements,” and Yale University set up hotlines for reports of risky activity.

Though many students have said the idea of blowing the whistle on their classmates makes them uncomfortable, more than 4,000 people signed a petition started by students to revoke the admission of a first-year student at Cornell University after she posted a video from a party mocking safety precautions.

The president of North Georgia Technical College, a public two-year college in Clarkesville, Ga., with about 2,700 students, has died “after losing his battle with Covid-19,” the school announced on Sunday.

Mark Ivester, who was 57 (not 58, as an earlier version of this briefing stated) and had served as the college’s president since 2016,

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These Kitchen Gadgets Will Save You Time During Back to School Madness

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Going back to school can be a relief for parents who are excited to have their kids out of the house—but this year, that might not be happening. Even if they are still distance learning, it’s a time that requires a lot of preparation. Lunches don’t make themselves, after all. So, check out our selections for the best meal prep tools for making lunch quick and easy.

a table topped with different types of food on a plate: OXO Little Salad And Herb Spinner

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OXO Little Salad And Herb Spinner

From Instant Pots to super convenient pantry organizers, we’ve rounded up a few kitchen gadgets that will help you stay organized while moving all of your meal prep along as quickly as possible—breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in fact.

Instant Pot DUO Plus, $119.95 from Amazon

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Instant Pot DUO Plus

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If you haven’t invested in an Instant Pot yet, back-to-school season is the perfect time to

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How to Apply to College for Free | Best Colleges

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Applying to college for free can offer students a chance to explore their options while also possibly saving hundreds of dollars.

The benefits of applying to multiple colleges are plentiful. Students can aim for their dream schools, assure entry into colleges where acceptance is likely, find the right fit and compare financial aid packages to see which institution is the most affordable for their family.

And most first-time freshmen do just that, with more than 80% applying to at least three colleges, according to data from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Some experts even suggest shooting for a far higher number. Allen Koh, CEO of Cardinal Education, a California-based educational consulting company, encourages the students he works with to apply to 14 colleges.

“The entire probability and risk distribution spectrum will be represented with 14 schools,” Koh says.

Cardinal Education breaks that spectrum of 14 schools down into

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Welcome Group Double-Downs in Fast-Growing Tomball Industrial Market

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HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Welcome Group, a Houston-based conglomerate of companies that own and develop single-tenant office, lab, industrial, and manufacturing facilities, currently owns more than five million square feet of single-tenant industrial facilities in more than 100 locations. The company’s portfolio expands across Houston and throughout Texas. Using its keen eye for the next big thing in land development, Welcome Group is increasing its investment in the Tomball market.

Devasco International Building – 1626 S Cherry St, Tomball, TX

Welcome Group’s latest Tomball purchases include developed land in the Tomball Business and Technology Park and a large industrial building on South Cherry Street. Welcome Group is developing a 65,961 square-foot build-to-suit facility in the Park that will become the new United States headquarters for JDR Cable Systems. Welcome Group entered a long-term lease with JDR to help bring them to Tomball from Houston

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