The Data Miner: SQL Server Data Mining News (December 2004)
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Volume 1, Issue 3
the December issue of 'The Data Miner' - the official newsletter of SQL Server
Data Mining. This periodic newsletter keeps you up-to-date with the latest
happenings in the SQL Server Data Mining world and gives you useful tips to
help you get the most from SQL Server Data Mining.
Data Mining Helps in
Researchers’ Hunt for HIV Vaccine
The Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics
at Murdoch University Perth and Microsoft Research have created a graphical
visualization (a dependency network) of associations between the human immune
system and HIV sequences. These associations are useful for identifying
vulnerabilities in the HIV virus which may lead to drug treatments and/or a
vaccine for the virus. The dependency network shown below highlights the
associations between a particular immune system type (B5701) and mutations of
the virus at amino-acid positions Nef9 and Nef116. These associations suggest
that this part of the virus is attacked by the immune system of people with this
Dependency network showing
associations between human immune system and HIV sequences
The dependency network technology from Microsoft Research is
available in SQL Server 2005 Data Mining.
2005 Data Mining Talks on PASS Community Summit CD
The 2004 PASS Community CD-ROM, available at
www.sqlpass.org, features two talks on SQL
Server 2005 Data Mining:
In "DTS and Data Mining: Expanding Capabilities with
Analytics", Donald Farmer and Jamie MacLennan from the Microsoft SQL Server team
talk about the close integration between SQL Server Integration Services
(formerly DTS) and Data Mining in SQL Server 2005.
In the second part of the three-part talk "The Complete,
Integrated, End-to-End BI platform: How It's Done in SQL Server 2005", Ariel Netz
from the Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services team delves into the exciting new data
mining features in Analysis Services 2005.
MovieClick Dataset Available on SQLServerDataMining.com
Many of you have been playing with the live MovieClick demo
on SQLServerDataMining.com. The underlying data set is now publicly available as
well, so you can build your own models on it. Feel free to
download and mine to your heart's content.
Thin Mining With XML for Analysis
SQL Server 2005 Data Mining is of course an excellent
platform for building rich client applications, but if you want a zero-footprint
data mining app, that's easy to accomplish as well. XML for Analysis (XMLA)
is now the native protocol for Analysis Services 2005, so you can directly send
your data mining prediction statements wrapped in a XMLA request from your web
application without requiring additional client components like OLE DB or the
XMLA SDK. The all-new XMLA ThinMiner application, now
live on SQLServerDataMining.com, demonstrates this effectively. XMLA
ThinMiner shows you the XMLA request it generates when you issue a prediction
query, as well as the raw XMLA response returned by the server.
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