In Part II, you will learn about the mining functions supported by Oracle Data Mining. Mining functions represent a class of mining problems that can be solved using data mining algorithms. When creating a data mining model, you must first specify the mining function then choose an appropriate algorithm to implement the function if one is not provided by default. Oracle Data Mining algorithms are described in Part III.

Note on Terminology:

The term mining function has no relationship to a SQL language function.Oracle Data Mining supports a family of SQL language functions that serve as operators for the deployment of mining models. See Oracle Database SQL Language Reference.

Part II contains the following chapters: