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  • Authors: Al-Shameri, Faleh Jassem (2006)

  • Recent years have witnessed an explosion in the amount of digitally-stored data, the rate at which data is being generated, and the diversity of disciplines relying on the availability of stored data. Massive datasets are increasingly important in a wide range of applications, including observational sciences, product marketing, and the monitoring and operations of large systems. Massive datasets are collected routinely in a variety of settings in astrophysics, particle physics, genetic sequencing, geographical information systems, weather prediction, medical applications, telecommunications, sensors, government databases, and credit card transactions. Data mining associated with massive datasets presents a major problem to the serious data miner. Datasets on the scale of terabyt...