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Data mining competitions - facilitating real-time science

Kaggle is currently hosting a bioinformatics contest, which requires participants to pick markers in a series of HIV genetic sequences that correlate with a change in viral load (a measure of the severity of infection). Within a week and a half, the best submission had already outdone the best methods in the scientific literature.This result neatly illustrates the strength of data modeling competitions. Whereas scientific…See More
Jul 8, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom posted a blog post

What has bioinformatics ever done for us?

A British bioinformatician asks what bioinformatics has ever done for us? Or put differently, what is the single greatest biological discovery made possible by bioinformatics? He is offering $USD100 to the person who puts forward the most compelling answer (the prize is small but the idea is to stoke discussion). Kaggle would also welcome a guest post by the winner about their chosen discovery.Answers should be in the form of a short abstract (200 words or less). It would be helpful if…See More
Jun 17, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom commented on Anthony Goldbloom's blog post Are competitions the future of research?
"Thanks for your insights. The question may have been cast too widely - rather are data prediction competitions the future of bioinformatics research."
Jun 11, 2010
Chris Augeri commented on Anthony Goldbloom's blog post Are competitions the future of research?
"There's inherent motivation in a "contest" of any sorts, assuming the prize, be it real ($) or virtual (fame) is of interest to the participants. A contest also provides a natural evaluation measure for consumers (which browser…"
Jun 11, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom's blog post was featured

Are competitions the future of research?

Originally posted at: http://kaggle.com/blog/2010/05/13/are-competitions-the-future-of-research/For the past two and a half weeks, I have been hosting a bioinformatics competition related to my research. The competition requires contestants to find markers in the HIV sequence that predict a change in the severity of infection (as measured by viral load). This is a step toward better understanding HIV.The…See More
May 14, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom commented on Anthony Goldbloom's blog post Are competitions the future of research?
"Tomas, great question. I suggest you ask it on the Kaggle post so William, the competition host, can answer. It good kick off a good discussion."
May 14, 2010
Tomas Keller (formerly Ohlson) commented on Anthony Goldbloom's blog post Are competitions the future of research?
"Good to hear that you receive so many submissions. Are you planning to build a meta predictor / ensemble method from the best predictors? The meta predictors were usually the best methods when I was working on protein structure prediction. Tomas"
May 14, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom posted a blog post

Are competitions the future of research?

Originally posted at: http://kaggle.com/blog/2010/05/13/are-competitions-the-future-of-research/For the past two and a half weeks, I have been hosting a bioinformatics competition related to my research. The competition requires contestants to find markers in the HIV sequence that predict a change in the severity of infection (as measured by viral load). This is a step toward better understanding HIV.The…See More
May 13, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom posted a blog post

Introducing Data Inc - profiling data-driven companies

Data Inc is a new series featuring on the Kaggle blog, delving into the burgeoning world of data analysis in business. Every few weeks, Data Inc will profile a company driven by data.For our first profile, we’re taking a look at hit forecaster uPlaya. Fledgling bands upload their songs to uPlaya, which analyzes them against an ever evolving databank of past and present musical hits, to estimate a song’s…See More
May 11, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom commented on Anthony Goldbloom's blog post A bioinformatics competition to better understand HIV
"Hi Tomas, I suppose finding markers that predict an improvement in viral load is a first step to understanding. Anthony"
Apr 28, 2010
Tomas Keller (formerly Ohlson) commented on Anthony Goldbloom's blog post A bioinformatics competition to better understand HIV
"Sounds like an interesting approach to solve problems like these with the help from the data mining community. But what about the most important step - data understanding? Good luck with finding the markers! Tomas"
Apr 28, 2010
Anthony Goldbloom posted a blog post

A bioinformatics competition to better understand HIV

According to the World Health Organization, HIV has caused 25 millions deaths worldwide since it was first recognized in 1981. In recent years, the infection has been managed with a collection of therapies. However, the virus will likely evolve around these drugs, making it crucially important that we get a better understanding of the virus itself.An important step in understanding the virus is to get a handle on its genetic blueprint. William Dampier of Drexler University is hosting a…See More
Apr 27, 2010

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Data mining competitions - facilitating real-time science

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 3:59am 0 Comments

Kaggle is currently hosting a…

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What has bioinformatics ever done for us?

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 3:49am 0 Comments

A British bioinformatician asks what bioinformatics has ever done for us? Or put differently, what is the single greatest biological discovery made possible by bioinformatics? He is offering $USD100 to the person who puts forward the most compelling answer (the prize is small but the idea is to stoke discussion). Kaggle would also welcome a guest…

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Are competitions the future of research?

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 11:30pm 4 Comments

Originally posted at: http://kaggle.com/blog/2010/05/13/are-competitions-the-future-of-research/



For the past two and a half weeks, I have been hosting a bioinformatics competition related to my research. The competition requires contestants to find markers in the HIV sequence that predict a change in the severity of infection (as measured by viral load). This is a step toward better… Continue

Introducing Data Inc - profiling data-driven companies

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 5:12pm 0 Comments

Data Inc is a new series featuring on the Kaggle blog, delving into the burgeoning world of data analysis in business. Every few weeks, Data Inc will profile a company driven by data.



For our first profile, we’re taking a look at hit forecaster uPlaya. Fledgling bands upload their songs to uPlaya, which analyzes them against an ever evolving databank of past and present musical hits, to…

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