Data Preparation for Data Mining- P17: Ever since the Sumerian and Elam peoples living in the Tigris and Euphrates River basin
some 5500 years ago invented data collection using dried mud tablets marked with tax
records, people have been trying to understand the meaning of, and get use from,
collected data. More directly, they have been trying to determine how to use the
information in that data to improve their lives and achieve their objectives.