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MINE: Detecting novel associations in large data sets

Tool detects patterns hidden in vast data sets

By Haley Bridger, Broad Communications, December 16th, 2011…


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Added by Vincent Granville on December 20, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Analytic professionals: are we detailed-oriented or do we think "big picture", or both?

Hiring managers always assumed that I was a very detailed-oriented person. It turns out that this is not the case: I'm certainly a very analytic person, yet I always think "big picture", and everybody who knows me well would say that I am everything but detail-oriented.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Full employment through inefficiency?

 

According to the recent landmark McKinsey Big Data study, by 2018 one in two US jobs requiring deep analytical skills will go unfilled, and there will also be an under-served demand for 1.5 million business managers and analysts “who can ask the right questions and consume the results of the analysis of big data effectively.”

McKinsey and others see it…

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Added by Tim Negris on December 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Apply for the Innovation in Analytics Award

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 15, 2011 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Great Greenplum resources for data scientists

Data Scientist Summit 2011 Highlights

New to the world of big data? New to the world of Greenplum? The Data Scientist Community is the platform to share ideas, network with industry peers and…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Clustering algorithm to approximate functions

The strategy is very easy to describe:

1. Divide the domain of your function in k sub intervals.

2. Initialize k monomials;

3. Consider the monomials as centroids of your clustering algorithm.

4. Assign the points of the function to each monomial in compliance to the cluster algo.

5. Use the gradient descent to adjust the parameters of each monomial.

6. Go to 4. until the accuracy is good enough.

Read the entire post at:…

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Added by Cristian Mesiano on December 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Correlation or Causation? | Bloomberg Businessweek

Need to prove something you already believe? Statistics are easy: All you need are two graphs and a leading question.

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Correlation may not imply causation, but it sure can help us insinuate it.

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 14, 2011 at 1:58pm — 3 Comments

5 Companies That Are Using Big Data & Gamification To Disrupt Market Research | Greenbookblog.org

Posted by Leonard Murphy.

Lately there have been several high profile new entrants into the "insights" business, most of them (but not all) from outside of the traditional market research industry. Examples range from some major global companies to small…
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Added by Vincent Granville on December 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

CEO Wish List: 12 Requirements to Make Workforce Data Business Relevant

Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion has written many interesting and provocative blogs that challenge HR to embrace data by “doing the dirty work.” If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the Knowledge Infusion…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on December 12, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Now that data's going really big, what's next? | Forbes

By Rajeshekara V. Maiya, Infosys.

Each year, we add two billion hexabytes (that’s two billion billion bytes) of data just in social conversation. American companies, across 15 sectors, with more than 1,000 employees each store on an average more data than the U.S. Library of Congress.

New Commerce

Move over, Information Age, the era of big data…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 12, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Analytics: The Widening Divide | MIT

By David Kiron, Rebecca Shockley, Nina Kruschwitz, Glenn Finch and Dr. Michael Haydock

November 7, 2011

How companies are achieving competitive advantage through analytics

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 12, 2011 at 12:33am — No Comments

Only One-Third of Companies Making Effective Use of Data

HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 -- EMC Corporation today unveiled the findings of the largest-ever global survey of the data science community. Spanning the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India and China, the EMC Data Science Study reveals and quantifies a rampant scarcity across the globe for the prerequisite skills necessary for a company to capitalize on the opportunities found at the intersection of Big Data and data analytics. Only one-third of companies are…

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Added by Titus on December 11, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Turbo Mapreduce

Turbo Mapreduce (Or How to Run Sawzall on 1 Terabyte of Text in 7 Seconds)

By Silvius Rus, on behalf of the Cluster Team at Quantcast

A few weeks ago I was talking to our CTO.  I was looking for wisdom on how to convince Java users to start programming in a new language.  We had just ported Sawzall, a highly productive mapreduce language from Google, to run on our proprietary Mapreduce cluster based loosely on Hadoop.  Even though Sawzall…

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Added by Titus on December 11, 2011 at 11:50pm — No Comments

new book "Healthcare Management Engineering: What Does This Fancy Term Really Mean? The Use of Operations Management in Healthcare Settings"

A new affordable Springer_Briefs book "Healthcare Management Engineering: What Does This Fancy Term Really Mean? The Use of Operations Management in Healthcare Settings" is now…

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Added by Alexander Kolker on December 11, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Analytics used to ban texting while driving, or drunk driving, are flawed

It is certainly true that texting while driving (by young driver) is dangerous, and increases the risk of accidents. However how do we assess car crash risks?

  • Are young drivers better at multitasking, and causes mild crish when texting because they drive more slowly?
  • What about training them on minimizing risks while texting and driving, since making it illegal does not work?
  • Likewise, you can train alcoholics to drive better (since they will never stop driving…
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Added by Capri on December 9, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Zementis newsletter - December 2011



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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Analytics Magazine by INFORMS - Dec Edition

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Digital Reasoning Refreshes Text Analytics

This week another analytics company raked in a fresh round of funding. This time it was entity-oriented text analytics software provider, Digital Reasoning. While the amount has not been publicly stated, the small Tennessee-based company has scored some major federal contracts since 2004—and with the new investment claims it will be…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Data Repository for Machine Learning Projects

Welcome to the UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository!

We currently maintain 211 data sets as a service to the machine learning community. You may view all data sets through our searchable interface. Our old web site is still available, for those who prefer the…
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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Curing the Big Data Storage Fetish | Forbes

Marco Pacelli, CEO, ClickFox

Marco Pacelli, CEO, ClickFox

The idea that big data is going to change business is gradually taking hold in the ranks of senior management, and budget dollars are starting to flow. But there is a massive mismatch between how money is being spent and the support needed for activities that will…

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Added by Marcel Remon on December 9, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

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