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.

Intended Audience

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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Related Documents

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:

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:

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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