The Military Health Data Mining Algorithms Library (M-HDML) applies data mining technologies and techniques to the storage and retrieval of patient data, helping doctors in the DoD’s vast medical health system (MHS) to more accurately diagnose their patients.
In our increasingly data centric world, data mining technologies are being enlisted for a wide variety of uses: from retail sales, to video gaming, to, most recently, combating terrorism. The staggering amount of data has improved the stock of intelligent data mining systems and knowledge discovery techniques that help users extract meaningful information from enormous data sets. In the industrial arena, more and more organizations are investing in data mining techniques (software and hardware) as a means for gaining profitable business insights from their huge central transactional databases. The Gartner group estimates that the use of data mining applications will increase from less than 5% currently to 80% over the next decade.*