DETROIT – Data mining can be an effective tool to sniff out dealer fraud, claims James Intriligator, Syncata Corp.’s director of research and development. Chains of refined coding, known as "neural networks," not only analyze data content, they can highlight patterns based on time and geography. If applied as part of an auto maker’s data mining strategy, warranty activity patterns consistent with fraud would become evident, Intriligator tells delegates to Auto-Tech 2002. ...

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