Question: How to I find out about
Oracle Advanced Analytics (OAA)?
Oracle Advanced Analytics (OAA) is synonymous with Oracle
data mining (ODM). I recommend the book
Oracle Data Mining by Dr. Carolyn Hamm.
Oracle Advanced Analytics
is the capstone of Oracle data queries, a method for
defining cohorts of related data items and tracking them
over time. The basic goal of
Oracle Advanced Analytics is to identify
hidden correlations, and the data mining expert must
identify populations (e.g. Eskimo's with alcoholism) and
then track this population across various external factors
(e.g. treatments and drugs).
Decision Support System (DSS) interfaces require the
ability for the end-user to refine their decision rules and
change the salient parameters of their domain (i.e. the
confidence interval for the predictions).
Oracle advanced analytics in an Oracle data warehouse
requires skills that are far-beyond those of an ordinary
Oracle system. Many shops employ professionals with advanced
degrees in areas that are statistics-centered drawing from
people with doctorates in Economics, Experimental Psychology
and Sociology. To perform complex and valid studies, the
warehouse team must have a statistician with these skills:
Multivariate statistics - Even a simple longitudinal
study required knowledge of the application of applied
Artificial Intelligence - Oracle Data Mining (ODM)
product is heavily-centered around the application of AI
for the mining algorithms and the statistician should
have a firm grounding in fuzzy logic, pattern matching
and the use of advanced Boolean logic.
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