Due to the general usage of information technologies in nearly all domains and fields of interest nowadays, a lot of adequate data is available for a given topic. With data mining a couple of methods are subsumed, which more or less automatically extract systematic patterns and knowledge from such big datasets.
Examples of such datasets are any kind of
- test series,
- systematically built, numerical simulations.
Data mining itself consists of the systematic collection and composition of the data and of the knowledge extraction by application of machine learning methods.