This manual describes the Oracle Data Mining Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and the SQL functions for Data Mining. APIs are available for PL/SQL and for Java.

This manual is intended to be used along with the related reference documentation and sample applications. This information will enable you to develop Data Mining applications for business and bioinformatics applications.

The preface contains these topics:


This manual is intended for application developers who intend to create data mining applications in PL/SQL or Java.

To use the PL/SQL API and SQL scoring functions for data mining, you need a working knowledge of PL/SQL and Oracle SQL. To use the Java API, you need a working knowledge of Java. To use both interfaces, you need a working knowledge of application programming in an Oracle database environment and a general understanding of data mining concepts.

Users of the Oracle Data Mining BLAST table functions should be familiar with NCBI BLAST and related concepts.

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Related Documentation

The documentation set for Oracle Data Mining is part of the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Online Documentation Library. The Oracle Data Mining documentation set consists of the following documents:

For detailed information about the Oracle Data Mining PL/SQL interface, see Oracle Database PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference.

For detailed information about the SQL functions for Oracle Data Mining, see Oracle Database SQL Reference.

For information about developing applications to interact with Oracle Database, see Oracle Database Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals.


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