If one has to measure the scope and possibilities that data mining can accomplish in the world and in the lives of humans today, the boundaries are difficult to determine. Almost all aspects of life can be improved and developed through this process. Looking at the advancement in medicine, for instance, so much has been gained already by collecting information from the worldwide web.
The Search for a New Cure
For centuries, there has been an unending search for a cure for the many diseases that keep on erupting and of those that keep on recurring in a more severe and resistant mode. These diseases truly do not just happen out of the blue. They are sometimes by-products of humans’ careless living and other recent activities and lifestyles. Some are even results of medical malpractice and carelessness.
The ballooning number of diseases can still be managed especially now that important data can be retrieved by the use of web scraping. One disease and its treatment can be compared to another through the available information online. A researcher needs not to repeat similar experiments done by his contemporaries in other places of the world when they can study the other researchers’ findings through online collaboration and data collection.
Prevention of Relapses
In addition to the ability to connect with other researchers and research findings all over the world, data mining and medicine can specifically focus on studying the possibility of relapses of many diseases. It can also help in preventing such occurrences through the vast amounts of knowledge that can be gleaned from the experts in the medical field. The cost of travel and the time spent in the procurement of information and cure from other countries can indeed be minimized considerably.