Neural networks (with and without external optimization) and online analytical processing (OLAP) are two mainstream tools for the efficient discovery of valuable non-obvious information from a large collection of data. Naturally, to be efficient, the information obtained must be worth more than the cost of processing the raw data. This article will focus on some ways these tools can be used to make better business decision. You will apply neural networks and OLAP separately to several business problems using a single data set.
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