The term Data Mining does not convey the different aspects of data mining / knowledge discovery. The basic types of Data Mining are: Descriptive data mining, and Predictive data mining.
The Data-Information Hierarchy is frequently represented as
Data –> Information –> Knowledge –> Understanding –> Wisdom.
Or it is sometimes shortened to 4 steps, omitting Understanding. But, in fact, there are two predecessor steps: chaos and symbol. … (3-part series)