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Data Analysis vs. Data Mining Software
ACL, IDEA, and SAS are data analysis (DA) software used to ensure the integrity of data, to program continuous monitoring, and to detect fraudulent transactions.
DA requires a program to be set up and run against the data. The program is written by auditors (i. e., humans) who may be prejudice in the routines that are executed.
Data Mining finds patterns and subtle relationships in data.
Wiz Rule (from WizSoft, Inc.) and IBM’s Intelligent Miner are data mining software.
Source: Irina Sered, “Software,” kdnuggets.com/news/2001/n24/13i.html.