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March 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Wikipedia Vandalism Detection with Text Mining: submit your solution!

The definition of vandalism at Wikipedia includes "any addition, removal, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia." Hence, Wikipedia vandalism detection comprises the following classification task:

Given a set of edits on Wikipedia articles, the task is to separate the ill-intentioned edits from the well-intentioned edits.…

Added by Vincent Granville on March 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

(Video Preview) Join us Next Week in NYC for Practical Takeaways on Analytics in General, Financial Services Applications Especially

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Added by Jaime Fitzgerald on March 22, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, by Ralf Mikut, Markus Reischl, 9 MAR 2011


The development and application of data mining algorithms requires the use of powerful software tools. As the number of available tools continues to grow, the choice of the most suitable tool becomes increasingly difficult. This paper attempts to support the decision-making process by discussing the historical development and presenting a range of existing state-of-the-art data mining and related tools.…


Added by Vincent Granville on March 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Analytics in Financial Services: Free TDWI Seminar March 30th in NYC

Analytics in Financial Services: A Competitive Imperative

How analytics and data are changing Wall Street.
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 8:30 AM
The New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue

New York, NY 10001…


Added by Jaime Fitzgerald on March 16, 2011 at 9:27pm — No Comments


Hi All


Has anyone used Solaris operating system on PCs?





Added by Jackie Davidson on March 13, 2011 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Future of Web Analytics: Interview with Dr. Vincent Granville

Dr. Granville is the founder of  Analyticbridge, the leading social network for analytic professionals, with more than 30,000 members. He has created several patents related to web traffic quality scoring, and he is an invited speaker at leading international data mining conferences. Vincent has consulted with Visa, eBay, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, CNET, LowerMyBills,…


Added by Vincent Granville on March 12, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

What constitutes the essence of an insight?

Many BI platform and analytics vendors talk about the ways in which their tools enable people to acquire insights by means of analytics. That sounds like a good thing, but what do they actually mean by insights and why are insights associated with such high business value? I’m curious to know what people think about this and whether there exist any established models for measurement of insights and/or their value. Some thoughts of my own are found below.


Assuming that…


Added by Tomas Andersson on March 11, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Data Mining: How Companies Now Know Everything About You | Time

Three hours after I gave my name and e-mail address to Michael Fertik, the CEO of, he called me back and read my Social Security number to me. "We had it a couple of hours ago," he said. "I was just too busy to call."

In the past few months, I have been told many more-interesting facts about myself than my Social Security number. I've gathered a bit of the vast amount of data that's being collected both online and off by companies in stealth — taken…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on March 10, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Predictive Analtyics - Solve a Critical Quality Problem | Statistica

root cause analysis with predictive analytics  Recently, my colleagues and I worked with a BioPharmaceutical  Manufacturing company to apply predictive analytics methods to solve a  critical product quality problem. We were looking for root cause(s) of this  complex problem.

 The company manufactures vaccines, under strict regulatory guidelines for  sterile manufacturing and packaging environments.

 The Problem: Specifically, in an important part of the process in which  they manufacture one of…


Added by Vincent Granville on March 8, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Teradata Corp agreed to buy privately held analytics company Aster Data for $263 million and this is Teradata’s second buy in two months

* Teradata says deal will not add to rev in 2011

* Says deal to be dilutive to 2011 EPS

* Says to get $21 mln in cash from Aster balance sheet (Adds conference call details, industry context, share)

March 3 (Reuters) - Teradata Corp agreed to buy privately held analytics company Aster…


Added by Vincent Granville on March 7, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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