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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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Building Data Mining Structures using BIDS

Creating an empty data mining structure might seem like a waste of time. However, we find this method of working to be efficient. As you’re aware of by now, source data for data mining models requires particular structures (that is, data, content, and usage types), and these structures vary by algorithm. Creating the structure first helps us to focus on including the appropriate source data and content types. Also, you might remember that drillthrough can be implemented against all columns in the structure whether or not they are included in the model. Creating a structure first and then defining subsets of attributes (columns) included in the structure results in more compact and effective data mining ...

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