Added by Anthony Arrott on February 27, 2011 at 7:52pm —
ScienceDaily (Jan. 19, 2011) — Serious traffic gridlocks, like the jam on Beijing's national expressway a few months ago which brought vehicles to a halt for days, are a real-world issue needing attention. Unfortunately, such standstills are not uncommon in Beijing, or in other cities around the world.
Such incidents motivate the analysis of traffic to minimize similar events and provide insight into road design and construction,…
Added by Capri on February 27, 2011 at 3:00pm —
- 7th Text Analytics Summit, May 18-19, Boston - Text analytics is an invaluable commercial tool being used by businesses worldwide. Forward thinking executives across a myriad of industries are using text analytics solutions to increase efficiency and unlock essential information that they never had access to before. Whether you are…
Added by Vincent Granville on February 20, 2011 at 7:30pm —
BEN S. BERNANKE Chairman Federal Reserve System
NB: Carol Bertaut, Section Chief, Laurie Pounder DeMarco, Economist, and Steven Kamin, Deputy Director, Division of International Finance, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, co-authored this paper with Chairman Bernanke.
A B S T R A C T
A broad array of domestic institutional factors – including problems with the originate-to-distribute model for mortgage… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on February 19, 2011 at 10:22pm —
- 1st Law of Data Mining, or "Business Goals Law": Business objectives are the origin of every data mining solution ...
- 2nd Law of Data Mining, or "Business Knowledge Law": Business Knowledge is central to every step of the data mining process ...
- 3rd Law of Data Mining or "Data Preparation Law": Data preparation is more than half of every data mining process ...
- 4th Law of Data Mining, "NFL-DM": The right model for a given application can only be discovered by…
Added by Vincent Granville on February 19, 2011 at 9:24am —
Published February 16, 2011.
I was on the drive to work this morning and thought “I want to make a bubble plot!” Luckily, I was able to contain my enthusiasm and arrive at work without running any red lights.
However, I did not know what information I wanted to show in my bubble plot. I’ve seen Hans Rosling present quite a few bubble charts, so using some kind of country data or US State… Continue
Added by Amanda Shankle-Knowlton on February 18, 2011 at 8:30am —
I would like to say a few words about an upcoming major event for all of those interested in Text Analytics and its various uses in Social Media, Marketing and Business Intelligence. Starting on May 18th, the annual Text Analytics summit (the only conference dedicated completely to Text Mining) will take place in Boston, MA with a total of …
Added by Themos Kalafatis on February 16, 2011 at 7:23am —
Ron Fredericks writes: The Bay Area useR group event had a full house. The video presented here attempts to capture both the content and the excitement surrounding this event:… Continue
Added by Ron Fredericks on February 14, 2011 at 8:00pm —
Did you all just see that? The IBM Jeopardy Challenge kicked off tonight, and Watson, the IBM-developed artificial intelligence absolutely more than held his own against his human competition. Mechanical men!
At the end of day one (it’s a three-day tournament), Watson, along with Brad Rutter, leads with $5,000. Poor Ken Jennings has only $2,000 to his name.
Double Jeopardy beings tomorrow, while …
Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2011 at 7:13pm —
Epimetheus and Janus share the same orbit of 151,472 kilometers from Saturn's center or 91,000 kilometers above the cloud tops. They are only separated by about 50 kilometers. As these two satellites approach each other they exchange a little momentum and trade orbits; the inner satellite becomes the outer and the outer moves to the inner position. This exchange happens about once every four years. Janus and Epimetheus may have formed from a disruption of a single parent to form co-orbital… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on February 13, 2011 at 10:43am —
Health Care Analytics Forum
We are putting together our Spring Health Care Centric Meeting. http://MinneAnalytics.org
Part of the day will be focused on "The Life Cycle of a Health Care Claim". The balance of the program will be various topics on "Health Care…
Added by Dan Atkins on February 11, 2011 at 8:31am —
Analytics in business is about far more than just reporting. Thanks to bestsellers such as Moneyball and Super Crunchers, statistical analysis has broken through to public awareness. At the same time, the Internet and connected devices have brought a flood of valuable new data to analyze.
Those who view analytics as just reporting on past performance don't understand the full scope and… Continue
Added by Mirko Krivanek on February 10, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Added by Vincent Granville on February 8, 2011 at 12:27pm —
I was reading the 2004 edition of "Computer Science Handbook", published by Chapman & All/CRC, in collaboration with the ACM association. It has 2,752 pages, weights 5.8 pounds according to Amazon.com, and has a 56-page index with about 6,000 keywords. Yet naive Bayes and logistic regression are not listed, just to mention 2 popular data mining keywords.
It is incredibly surprising, in the 21-st century, to see that disciplines such as data mining, computer sciences, and… Continue
Added by Richard on February 8, 2011 at 12:17am —
Non-registered individuals get dating profiles in the US.
Online dating company Gotham Dating Partners has announced plans to create profiles for non-registered individuals based on publicly available information on social networking sites.
The company operates several dating sites, including: Dons and Divas, Faithful Lover, Marry… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on February 6, 2011 at 10:30am —
by Erik Holm, Friday, February 4, 2011.
After more than a decade of experimentation, auto insurer Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR - …
Added by Mirko Krivanek on February 6, 2011 at 4:00am —
Added by Vincent Granville on February 5, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Added by Vera Klimkovsky on February 4, 2011 at 12:36am —
There are four key data visualization techniques used by data analysis pros in the government and local law enforcement. As financial institutions, e-commerce organizations and social network analysts begin to apply data visualization more frequently, these techniques will help guide the process of uncovering meaningful insights hidden within mountains of disparate data. This post focuses on advanced data visualization using relationship graphs.
In our last post… Continue
Added by Tony Agresta on February 1, 2011 at 9:00am —