This manual discusses the basic concepts underlying Oracle Data Mining (ODM). Details of programming with the Java and PL/SQL interfaces are discussed in the Oracle Data Mining Application Developer's Guide.
This manual is intended for anyone planning to use any of the ODM interfaces to do data mining in an Oracle Database. ODM has a graphical user interface (Oracle Data Miner) and programmatic interfaces for Java and PL/SQL.
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The documentation set for Oracle Data Mining is part of the Oracle Database Documentation Library 10g Release 2 (10.2). The ODM documentation set consists of the following documents, available online:
Oracle Data Mining Concepts (this document)
For the Javadoc documentation for the JDM-compliant Java interface to Oracle Data Mining, see Oracle Data Mining Java API Reference.
For information about the PL/SQL interface for Oracle Data Mining, see the descriptions of the packages DBMS_DATA_MINING, DBMS_DATA_MINING_TRANSFORM, and DBMS_PREDICTIVE_ANALYTICS in the Oracle Database PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference
For information about the Data Mining built-in functions, see the description of the Data Mining Functions in the Oracle Database SQL Reference.
Last-minute information about ODM is provided in the platform-specific release notes or README files.
For information about Oracle Data Miner, the graphical user interface for ODM, see the online help included with Oracle Data Miner. Oracle Data Miner is distributed on Oracle Technology Network at
For information about the data mining process in general, independent of both industry and tool, a good source is the CRISP-DM project (Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining) at
For more information about the database underlying Oracle Data Mining, see:
Oracle Database 10g Installation Guide for your platform.
For information about developing applications to interact with the Oracle Database, see
For information about upgrading from Oracle Data Mining release 10.1, see
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