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Subject: New Poll: Is "Data Mining" term tainted?

Although data mining field had numerous business and scientific successes, in US popular press "Data mining" is frequently associated with controversial government "data mining" schemes and privacy invasion.

Some recent examples:

In the US, the term "data mining" may be becoming tainted.

Do you agree and if so what other terms you prefer to use to describe the field?

Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com/ and choose from:

  • Data mining is still OK to use
  • "Knowledge Discovery" is a better term
  • "Predictive analytics" is better
  • Prefer another term (please comment)
  • Don't care which term is used

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