Evolution of Data
The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself;
it gives life to others as it transforms.
—Lao Tzu (600-531 B . C .)
Standards are not an end in themselves, but a means to an end. They
often simplify the lives of individuals and, at the same time, both
simplify and complicate the lives of vendors. A successful standard
needs to grow and be adopted; it is through this process that the
community reaps its benefits.
This chapter briefly explores several data mining standards 1 : what
they are, who is defining them, their basic process, and any future
directions. We then discuss the Java Community Process, by which
Java Data Mining is derived, and briefly comment on why there are
so many standards. Finally, we discuss future areas for data mining
We exclude the discussion of CRISP-DM in this chapter since it was covered in
detail in Chapter 3 and it focuses on process, not implementaion.