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Featured Blog Posts – February 2008 Archive (7)

Data Mining Definition

Having read from great authors and researchers, I had always taken the definition of data mining for granted. Following the tradiitons of Occam's Razor, I tried to summarize one myself but felt the difficulty of covering the entire spectrum of data mining which is ever evolving. Anyways, here is my try...



Data Mining is a process of extraction of non-trivial patterns from massive datasets which either provides descriptive insights of the data (not perceived without this… Continue

Added by Atif Abdul-Rahman on February 27, 2008 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

Article++ (Building a learning organization - David Garvin)

The best place to find this article is at the ‘Harvard Business Review on Knowledge Management’ series of articles published in 1990-1991. Interestingly, this article follows one on a similar theme by Ikujiro Nonaka which is quite contrary to what David Garvin… Continue

Added by Atif Abdul-Rahman on February 25, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Post-graduate degree in Business Intelligence

Hi all,



Nice to find out about this forum of quant people. Hope to be of help to anyone of you.



I have just been through a career change and am going to start working within the telecommunications industry. Having a good background in statistics and and an interest in data mining, I am now looking for a distance learning degree to get more knowledgable in Knowledge Management, DM, and Data Warehousing.



So far I have found only an MSc in Business Intelligence at… Continue

Added by Ivan on February 25, 2008 at 2:52am — 1 Comment

Spatial analysis and archeology

I presented a seminar at School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at University of Alaska Fairbanks.



SUMMARY: GIS maps reveal that archeological sites in the Gulf of Alaska region are highly clustered. Crowell et al., has suggested that clustering of sites is driven by spatial patterns of 24 marine resources. These resources are known to be important from bone fragments found at archeological sites and also from oral histories. We constructed a data base of subsistence resources… Continue

Added by J. Liddle on February 23, 2008 at 9:15am — No Comments

Web Analytics Professionals: Salary Survey, 2007

The following study has been conducted by Eric Paterson from WebAnalyticsDemystified.com. Eric is also on the board of the Web Analytics Association, and advisor for a number of web analytics companies.

Click here to view the document.

Added by Vincent Granville on February 20, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Market Research: Careers, Paths, Salaries

Market research professionals are typically concerned with the potential sales of a product or service. Collecting statistical data on competitors and examining prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution, researchers predict future sales. Collectively, market researchers devise methods and procedures for obtaining the data they need--often designing telephone, mail, in-person or online surveys to understand consumer preferences.



Once the data is collected, researchers… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on February 19, 2008 at 12:05am — No Comments

2008 Statistical Resolutions

The biggest challenge of 2007 for statisticians was the pressing demand for real-world explanations and applications of statistical concepts. On one hand, statisticians found relief in not having to focus so much of their time on inspiring trust in the number-crunching methods. A techno-driven quasi-dependence on quantitative intel set such concerns on the back-burner. On the other hand, businesses and consumers united in expressing a supposedly simple request -- "Ok, so show me how I can USE… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2008 at 12:53am — No Comments

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