Data Intelligence, Business Analytics
Who benefits by predicting your behavior? Organizations do—companies, governments, hospitals, and political campaigns. They employ predictive analytics, technology that learns from data to render per-person predictions, one individual at a time.
People have been struck by the final words in the title of my new book on this subject, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die (…
Added by Eric Siegel on April 4, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Joel Schectman at the Wall Street Journal wrote about a story broken in my new book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die.
Wall Street Journal Article:
Book: HP Piloted Program to Predict Which Workers Would Quit
Joel Schectman, Wall Street Journal
Hewlett Packard Co. tested a predictive scoring system that attempted…Continue
Added by Eric Siegel on March 20, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments
What's next is what's next… Predictive analytics is where business intelligence is going.
— Rick Whiting, InformationWeek
Ten Predictions for the First Hour of 2020
Good morning. It's January 2, 2020, the first workday of the year. As you drive to the office, the only thing predictive analytics doesn't do for you is steer the car (yet that's coming soon as well).
1. Anti-theft. As you enter your car, a predictive model establishes your…
Added by Eric Siegel on February 26, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments
The Fiscal Times is running an excerpt from my book, Predictive Analytics, about the Obama campaign's use of uplift modeling (aka net lift or persuasion modeling).
ARTICLE: The Real Story Behind Obama's Election Victory
By Eric Siegel
Elections hang by a thinner thread than you think.
By now you probably know that Barack Obama's 2012 campaign for a second term "moneyballed" the…
Added by Eric Siegel on February 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Here is the preface for Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
By Eric Siegel, with a foreword from Tom Davenport
(Wiley, February 2013)
To order the book:…
Added by Eric Siegel on February 8, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Webinar signup: Advances in Gradient Boosting: the Power of Post-Processing
December 14, 10-11 a.m., PST
Webinar Registration: http://2.salford-systems.com/gradientboosting-and-post-processing/
I. Gradient Boosting and Post-Processing:
o What is missing from Gradient Boosting?
o Why post-processing techniques are used?
Added by Lisa Solomon on November 29, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments
Indian School of Business, one of the premier management institution's in India and rated one among the Top 20 B-Schools in the world for their post graduate programs has collaborated with CrowdANALYTIX to initiate a contest that will help students collaborate with a large community of data scientists on a ideation problem. This is the first in a sequence of 4 including ideation and data mining…
Added by Aravind on October 24, 2012 at 12:52am — No Comments
Improving our presentation skills will make for happier clients and bosses. In this article, Tim Graettinger focuses on five crucial practices that will make your next presentation…Continue
Is it possible to use data mining techniques to predict how many medals each nation will win at the Olympic Games? What is it about a nation that allows it to produce Olympic medal-winning athletes? Why do some countries take home a bundle of medals while others don't? As we think more and more about it, it quickly becomes clear that the why’s behind the medal counts at the Olympics are complex.…Continue
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The objective of this contest is to use advanced analytics, text mining and visualization methods combined with domain knowledge, ontologies and frameworks to support and accelerate the process of drug…Continue
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For all the strides that data mining tools have made, using them well still requires hard work and critical thought. In this article on the nuts & bolts of DM, we review a real workhorse for data mining and analysis - the histogram. Among the histograms encountered most frequently in practice are the following: “money”, “count”, and “outlier”. We will look at each one of them in turn…. Read the…Continue
Added by Daniel Graettinger on June 19, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments
I just finished reading an excellent posting on the Netflix Tech Blog by Xavier Amatriain and Justin Basilico. Entitled "Netflix Recommendations: Beyond the 5 stars (Part 1)", it gives a very nice account of the actual application of the 107 algorithms submitted as the winner solution to the…
Added by Alex Guazzelli on May 7, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments
Another recent article from Discovery Corps, Inc. president Tim Graettinger: Grab Bag 2: More Frequently-Asked Questions about Data Mining.
"While helping present a monthly webinar on Data Mining, I'm asked some challenging and really pivotal questions about DM and predictive analytics:
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This is a quick entry to tell you about three things --
- 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.
- For a deeper dive into…
Added by Daniel Graettinger on June 20, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments
The president of the data mining company I work for recently published a new article on data mining. This article from Tim Graettinger addresses some of the top questions he's been asked during a webinar on data mining that he helps to present:
Added by Daniel Graettinger on May 10, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments
If you have a data mining problem that you would like to share or organize a challenge for your friends or studets, you may do this for free on TunedIT website. You may use it as a more creative method of working on a project, to evaluate progress of your students or as a way of proving who is right in a bet :)
To launch a competition, please follow the link: http://tunedit.org/data-competitions.
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