Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 99–105 | Cite as

Data mining and knowledge discovery 1996 to 2005: overcoming the hype and moving from “university” to “business” and “analytics”

  • Gregory Piatetsky-ShapiroEmail author
Open Access


I survey the transformation of the data mining and knowledge discovery field over the last 10 years from the unique vantage point of KDnuggets as a leading chronicler of the field. Analysis of the most frequent words in KDnuggets News leads to revealing observations.


Hype curve Business analytics KDnuggets Data mining jobs 


  1. KDD-99 Panel Report , SIGKDD Explorations, 1999Google Scholar
  2. KDnuggets News 99:n24, item2, E.Piphany to Buy RightPoint for $ 393 Mln, Scholar
  3. KDnuggets News 2000:n01, item1, Vignette buys DataSage for $ 555 million, Scholar
  4. KDnuggets News 2000:n07, Exchange application acquires knowledge stream partners, Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KDnuggetsBrooklineUnited States

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