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data miner

Something that extracts or gathers data from a computer. "Spyware" is a malicious type of data miner. IT is going to use a data miner to get us that information. I bet Ben put a data miner on my computer to spy on me!
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data miner

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In the most complex cases, a data miner might interface with an enterprise-scale database management system, such as Oracle or DB2, and a high-end data-mining tool, such as Clementine, Enterprise Minder, CART, or Oracle Darwin.