Is data mining techniques better than using fulltext , soundex , pattern to search records

This was an interesting question asked by one of the Users on MSDN forums where he wanted to fit-in Data Mining to one of his scenario for searching records efficiently.

A good debate took place on the scenario my reply was finally marked as an Answer in this thread.

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A good read, check the link below:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqldatamining/thread/28168675-8b6a-480a-bba3-7ceef82d0c77/#25a7bea5-36a9-47c4-a852-ca5ec5d5b75b