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Data mining is the sifting through of voluminous data to extract knowledge for decision making. This article illustrates the context, concepts, processes, techniques, and tools of data mining, using statistical and neural network analyses on a dataset concerning employee turnover. The resulting models and their predictive capability, advantages and… (More)
The development of an effective computer-based decision support system depends on a major caseworker effort to provide the information needed for the computer bank.
This article examines trends in both computer technology and human services that are encouraging the increasing convergence of these two fields and discusses more advanced uses of computers in mental health centers and public assistance agencies. The authors also present implications for human service professionals and for education and further reserach on… (More)
In the Behavioral Informatics Tomorrow column of our November/December, 1994, issue, we presented an introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of electronic communication via the Internet, as well some resources for behavioral healthcare professionals who already utilize electronic bulletin board services (BBS). Now we offer this more detailed… (More)
The traditional incremental approach to computerization presents substantial problems as systems develop and grow. The Data Base Management System approach to computerization was developed to overcome the problems resulting from implementing computer applications one at a time. The authors describe the applications approach and the alternative Data Base… (More)
This article presents the results of a 4-year project to develop and test a model for integrating technology into a multi-agency community human services delivery system. "Technology" in this sense refers to both information technology and assistive technology. The project focused on systems change rather than on the creation of comprehensive assistive… (More)