Using Neural Networks and OLAP Tools to Make Business Decisions

Thursday Aug 7th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Enterprise data is the lifeblood of a corporation, but it's useless if it's left to languish in data silos. Data warehousing and mining provide the tools to bring data out of the silos and put it to use.

[From Developer.com]

Neural networks (with and without external optimization) and online analytical processing (OLAP) are two mainstream tools for the efficient discovery of valuable non-obvious information from a large collection of data. Naturally, to be efficient, the information obtained must be worth more than the cost of processing the raw data. This article will focus on some ways these tools can be used to make better business decision. You will apply neural networks and OLAP separately to several business problems using a single data set.

The article continues at http://www.developer.com/db/article.php/3763726

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