Author(s): Amal Abdulbaqi Maryoosh, Enas Mohammed Hussein

Data mining is a set of processes by which knowledge is extracted from huge amounts of data. Data mining is used to extract useful patterns and hidden information from this data. Machine learning techniques help in the comprehension of the hidden knowledge in the data. Data mining is considered an important field of research and is used in many different fields such as fraud detection, financial banking, education, healthcare, agriculture, industry, etc. In this paper, we will highlight some fundamentals of data mining and its applications. Also, we will conduct a comparative study among different reviews, combining literary studies that employed data mining techniques in various fields and reviewing the latest developments in this field.