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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Data Mining Algorithms

Now we’ll begin to work through the capabilities of all included algorithms. We’ll take a look at them in order of complexity, from the simplest to the most complex. For each algorithm, we discuss capabilities, common configuration, and some of the advanced configurable properties. Before we start reviewing the individual algorithms, we cover a concept that will help you understand how to select the mining algorithm that best matches your business needs. This idea is called supervision— algorithms are either supervised or unsupervised. Supervised mining models require you to select both input and predictable columns. Unsupervised mining models require you to select only input columns. When you are building your models, SSAS ...

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