"Data Mining is the
process of discovering meaningful new correlations, patterns and trends by sifting through
large amounts of data stored in repositories, using pattern recognition technologies as
well as statistical and mathematical techniques."
-- Gartner Group, USA
"We are drowning
in information but starved for knowledge. This level of information is clearly impossible
to be handled by present means. Uncontrolled and unorganized information is no longer a
resource in an information society, instead it becomes the enemy."
-- John Naisbitt, author of 1982