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Share with others your adventures in the library stacks or at the bookstore. (Named for the Borges Story, with admiration)

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Comment by Mark Richards on April 26, 2008 at 1:05pm
Chakrabarti, Soumen (2003) "Mining the Web: Discovering Knowledge from Hypertext Data" Morgan kaufmann/Elsevier

I've mentioned / rocommended this book elsewhere, but I wanted to add it to this forum as well.
Briefly, this is the best (technical) book I've read since "Elements of Statistical Learning" by Hastie et. al.
The 4th chapter on clustering techniques is one of the best written / organized text chapter I've ever read. The chapter on semi-supervised learning (6) is a good introduction to a more recent area of research.
The third part (Applications) includes a great chapter on Social Network Analysis as well as a chapter called Resource Discovery that considers the unique challenges of sampling from web pages (among other things).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Comment by Thomas Glenn McKee Jr on December 29, 2009 at 1:03pm
I have had a long time interest in nonlinear systems, chaos, and time series. I found The PredictorsHow a Band of Maverick Physicists Used Chaos Theory to Trade Their Way to a Fortune on Wall Street in a "bargain bin" and have found it to be quite a fix not to mention insight into the quantitative efforts on Wall Street (both good and bad).
Comment by Mark Richards on February 20, 2010 at 4:43pm
Thomas,
I read that a few years back, and it's quite interesting. You may also like "When Genius Failed", a book about Long Term Capital Management's rise and fall.

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