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Archives: February 2013

A Rickety Stairway to SQL Server Data Mining, Algorithm 9: Time Series

by Steve Bolton

                The data mining method known as Time Series is aptly named, because it seems to take a long series of time to get it right.
                Out of the nine algorithms included in SQL Server Data Mining (SSDM), Time Series is on a par with Neural Networks in… Read more

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Posted in Multidimensional Mayhem on 26 February 2013

A Rickety Stairway to SQL Server Data Mining, Algorithm 8: Sequence Clustering

by Steve Bolton

               In last week’s edition of this amateur series of self-tutorials[i] on SQL Server Data Mining (SSDM), we covered Clustering, an algorithm with an exceptionally wide variety of uses in comparison to the other eight Microsoft includes with the product. Sequence Clustering may be derived from that… Read more

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Posted in Multidimensional Mayhem on 21 February 2013

A Rickety Stairway to SQL Server Data Mining, Algorithm 7: Clustering

by Steve Bolton

                In last week’s installment of this amateur series of self-tutorials on SQL Server Data Mining (SSDM), we covered my least favorite of the nine algorithms Microsoft includes with the product. There is a right time and place for every tool, but the times and places where Association… Read more

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Posted in Multidimensional Mayhem on 12 February 2013

A Rickety Stairway to SQL Server Data Mining, Algorithm 6: Association Rules

by Steve Bolton

                In last week’s installment of this series of self-tutorials on SQL Server Data Mining (SSDM), we covered my favorite algorithm, Neural Networks, which is also among the most intricate but productive of the nine data mining methods Microsoft provides. The major drawback is that its inner workings… Read more

1 comments, 1,084 reads

Posted in Multidimensional Mayhem on 7 February 2013