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Mastering SQL Server 2014 Data Mining by Debarchan Sarkar, Amarpreet Singh Bassan

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Chapter 5. Classification Models

In the previous chapters, we saw how to use a data mining model to make predictions for a business problem that we framed in Chapter 3, Tools of the Trade. It is worthwhile to take a look at how each of these algorithms are framed, what are their properties, and how the output of these algorithms vary with a change in these properties. A common task in data mining can be categorizing a particular case (categories being one of the many possible outcomes of cases, and case being a group of records corresponding to a single entity). If we take the example of an employee, the categories could be service life, member of leadership team, salary, and so on, while the case would contain the data (attributes) of the current ...

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