Data Intelligence, Business Analytics
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- My free report, "Text/Content Analytics 2011: User Perspectives on Solutions and Providers," is out. Are you looking for business value in "unstructured" social, online, or enterprise sources? My report will provide background information and "wisdom of the crowds" guidance you can use. Download the report free via altaplana.com/TA2011.
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One of my friends (referred to as the patient) holds a Ph.D. degree in statistics and has been affected with a common skin condition for more than 20 years, known as rosacea (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001882/). Here we report how he came with a solution to fully eliminate the problem. Physicians traditionally agree that there is no cure for rosacea.
This study involves only one patient. But…Continue
I was reading about the "Automated Reduced Error Predictive Analytics" patent secured by Rice Analytics (see below) and my first question is:
How can you successfully sue competitors about using a mathematical technology? After all, most vendors offer error and variance reduction as well as dimension reduction and automated model selection (based on optimizing goodness-of-fit) in their software. All statistical and data mining consultants, including myself, also use similar…Continue
Click on the link below to download our spreadsheet with data for 91 metro areas in US. The 4-th column, labeled Unique Index, tells you which cities have the highest proportion of people visiting Analyticbridge. These are monthly statistics.
A chart that speaks by itself. Couldn't be described any better by using words. Of course, population grew between 1970 and 2010, but not by 400%. Did the definition of unemployed changed between 2007 and 2009?
Added by Vincent Granville on October 6, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle introduced two new appliances Sunday, one an in-memory server for business intelligence and the other a big data appliance for Hadoop and NoSQL.
The Oracle Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine is a server that runs the company’s own TimesTen in-memory technology and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite. It includes 1 TB of dynamic random-access…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on October 6, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. are primarily known for their social networking prowess, but they’re also credited with helping to formalize an emerging job category known as data scientists -- and they both now employ a cadre of people in that role.
The data scientist position, which is also gaining ground at companies such as Google, Foursquare, Groupon and even financial services firm Zions Bancorporation, typically involves a combination of analytical, statistical,…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on October 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Data Scientists are the new rock stars of the technology world.
Don’t believe me? At last week’s Strata conference, throngs of attendees were jockeying so intensely for position to listen to bitly Data Scientist Hilary Mason that I thought I might be at a Bon Jovi concert circa 1986.
Ok, perhaps I’m exaggerating just a…Continue
IBM has launched a system designed to help cities ease parking congestion and collect more parking fees, the company announced Wednesday. The service could also help motorists find parking spaces more easily in crowded urban areas.
"The existing parking systems are pretty inefficient [in terms] of how cities manage them," said Vinodh Swaminathan, IBM's director of intelligent transportation systems. "Think of a parking spot as a revenue-producing asset. With the…Continue
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FICO has announced the FICO Analytic Learning Webinar Series, five free webinars from October through January devoted to helping financial services analytics professionals improve their use of predictive analytics and modeling.
The webinars focus on sharing advanced analytic techniques pioneered by FICO experts along with case studies demonstrating how financial services institutions around the world are using analytics and modeling to solve business problems…Continue
Economics in the Next Ten Years?
A young economist, or an economics journalist interested in what the young are working on, could do a lot worse than reading through, as I did the other day, …
Added by John A Morrison on October 3, 2011 at 10:42pm — No Comments
Here I propose a solution that can be automated and does not require visual inspection by a human being. The solution can thus be applied to billions of clustering problems, automated and processed in batch mode.
Note that the concept of cluster is a fuzzy one. How do you define a cluster? How many clusters in the chart…Continue
This information is public and can be found at http://lbloom.net/uw05.html. See the individual salaries at www.datashaping.com/uw2005.txt, ranging from $7/hr to $40,000 per month. The highest salaries are associated with "coach football" job titles: maybe this university specializes in teaching football.…
Check the three charts below: only one shows no pattern and is truly random. Which one?…Continue
This is a part of our continuing series on engineering and analytics at LinkedIn. If this isn’t your cup of Java, check back tomorrow for regular LinkedIn programming. Else, check out our Engineering Blog. - Ed.
Sharing knowledge is part of our core culture at LinkedIn, whether it’s through …Continue
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An implementation using AMPL & SNOPTContinue
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