As microprocessors have grown increasingly powerful and memory storage increasingly inexpensive, the analysis of extremely large datasets to discover patterns and associations that would otherwise remain elusive has been dubbed big data. This type of analysis has been used in fields ranging from science and medicine to business and the military.
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