What have you mined?
During the last five years, I have mined different types of data. For my master project, I mined pollen data in order to predict the pollen concentration for the following week. In my PhD, I mine engineering data. More precisely, I mine data in the case of diagnosis. Indeed, a structure can be in different states. Each of these states is an example with a set of parameters (dimensions). My aim is to mine these “states” to discover useful knowledge for engineers performing diagnosis.
Out of the “standard” data that are mined in most of the literature on data mining, I have also heard data mining applied on:
- Wine data (Super Crunchers book)
- Baseball data (Data Mining and Predictive Analytics blog)
- Cat faces (a colleague of mine)
- Casino games data (an episode of Numb3rs)
I’m sure there are many other kinds of data that have been mined. I’m interested to know the type of data that you have mined. Feel free to mention your personal experience (or knowledge).