Plumbing the world’s ever-growing pools of digitized information — on the Web, in corporate databases, generated by scientific research — for wisdom and profit is a growth industry today. The geeky field even has a shorthand name, “big data.”
So it is scarcely surprising that a four-day conference in Washington, organized by the Association for Computing Machinery, and focused on knowledge discovery and data mining, is attracting corporate researchers and university scientists in… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2010 at 11:40am —
Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2010 at 11:30am —
Emily Lambert, 07.28.10, 02:36 PM EDT -- Computer jockeys setting up own shops in bids to make millions.
Pity the programmers toiling away at Wall Street's secretive high-frequency trading shops--places like Goldman Sachs ( GS - news - people ), Citadel and Getco. They wrote algorithms that take advantage of fleeting trading opportunities and bring in up to $100,000 a day. In return, they received a fraction of the pay doled out to their bosses.
Now some programmers feel… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on July 30, 2010 at 4:45pm —
In the past couple of months i was looking for a way to best capture and understand what happens on the Web -and more specifically what people write in blogs- in terms of sentiment and emerging trends. The first thing that i came up with was the the idea of creating a… Continue
Added by Themos Kalafatis on July 30, 2010 at 8:07am —
Included in the Summary of Changes Made in the Substitute Amendment to the Small Business Jobs Act:
“Use of Predictive Modeling and Other Analytics Technologies to Identify and Prevent Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Medicare Fee-for Service Program. The substitute would require the Secretary to contract with private companies to conduct predictive modeling and other analytics technologies to identify and prevent payment of improper claims submitted under Parts A and B of Medicare. The… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on July 29, 2010 at 12:11pm —
Sven Graupner, Sharad Singhal, Sujoy Basu, Hamid Motahari
This paper describes a Semantic Wiki which enables business interactions among people who are collaborating in the context of business activities. The Wiki has domain knowledge (e.g. about ITIL) and defines and implements domain independent semantics which allows it to drive related business interactions among people. We believe that such an…
Added by John A Morrison on July 28, 2010 at 10:28pm —
REPORT OF THE MEETING ON THE
MANAGEMENT OF STATISTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Prepared by the UNECE secretariat
UNITED NATIONS STATISTICAL COMMISSION and
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE
CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN STATISTICIANS
STATISTICAL OFFICE OF THE
EUROPEAN UNION (EUROSTAT)
Added by John A Morrison on July 28, 2010 at 10:20pm —
Operational Research and Management Sciences
Warwick Business School
Simon J E Taylor
Centre for Applied Simulation Modelling
School of Information Systems, Computing and Maths
Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
An increased need for collaborative research, together with continuing advances in communication technology and…
Added by John A Morrison on July 28, 2010 at 9:55am —
The Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining John Elder I'll be speaking in DC Monday on Text Mining at KDD, and there through Wednesday - July 25 - 28, 2010…
Added by Gary D. Miner, Ph.D. on July 22, 2010 at 10:27am —
(AP) Octopus oracle Paul's prescience wasn't needed to predict how this one would turn out: His aquarium in Germany has given a resounding "nein" to a bid to move the celebrity mollusk to Spain.
Paul rose from obscurity in Oberhausen's Sea Life aquarium during the World Cup to international celebrity as he correctly called the outcome of Germany's seven matches in the month-long tournament, time and again picking a mussel from a tank marked with the flag of the would-be… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2010 at 11:41am —
Added by Jang Woo Park on July 16, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Statistics...a very wonderful science.
you ever seen a tree?
tree.It is full of models.I spend a lot of time watching a
Decision making theory is in it.
Graph is in it.
trees had… Continue
Added by Mohammad Fayaz on July 13, 2010 at 8:27am —
Trends in Applied Econometrics Software Development, 1985-2008,
Journal of Applied Econometrics research
VU University Amsterdam, Department of Econometrics
November 25, 2008
Trends in software development for applied econometrics emerge from an analysis of the
research articles and software reviews of the… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on July 12, 2010 at 1:30am —
Commenting on the preliminary results, Dr. Jean-Yves Dexmier, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "We are pleased with our preliminary results, which indicate that the Company has returned to profitability in the second quarter. We attribute this result to several of our recently implemented key strategic initiatives. As planned, our increased focus on higher traffic quality and lower TAC is expected to result in flat revenues but generate much higher gross margins for the… Continue
Added by Amy on July 9, 2010 at 12:31am —
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - As social networks like Facebook, Flickr, Youtube and Twitter increasingly make it possible to access appropriate information within their networks, a whole host of new applications become possible. For individuals, search engines could better differentiate "friends" and suggest groups with more closely matched interests or concerns. Businesses could search allowed information to offer products or services better matched to customers. And national security and counter-terror… Continue
Added by Amy on July 9, 2010 at 12:26am —
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, more than a thousand tweets will have been twittered and dozens of blogs posted. Much of their content will be ephemeral fluff: personal gripes and tittle-tattle interesting to no one but the parties concerned. Yet despite this, it is possible to use that torrent of information to make predictions about social and economic trends that affect us all.
Interest in the idea of analysing web data to make predictions took off around a year… Continue
Added by Amy on July 9, 2010 at 12:24am —
July 7, 2010 PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- The Modeling Agency (TMA), a data mining training, consulting and solutions company, today announced a substantial restructuring of its popular predictive analytics and data mining course series.
The series has been significantly redesigned to be even more pragmatic, lasting and impactful. Now more than ever, there is no other vendor-neutral event or mode of delivery that can establish a sustained baseline of proficiency in Predictive… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on July 8, 2010 at 11:58am —
Kaggle is currently hosting a…
Added by Anthony Goldbloom on July 8, 2010 at 3:59am —
Not so fast, Ms. Math Teacher.
"As far as the propositions of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
-- Albert Einstein
"Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is based on the idea of approximation. If a man tells you he knows a thing exactly, then you can be safe in… Continue
Added by Anthony Arrott on July 7, 2010 at 7:00am —