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May 2010 Blog Posts (13)

AnalyticBridge Prediction API

AnalyticBridge is still working on implementing an API for generic scoring of transactions, applied to:



- credit card data to detect fraud

- email data to detect spam

- click data to detect Botnets and click fraud

- loan data to detect chances of default

- customer data to detect chances of a purchase

- early terrorist activity detection

- etc.



We have the technology, but we haven't had the time to implement it yet. Also, this technology… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on May 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Google Prediction API

The Prediction API enables access to Google's machine learning algorithms to analyze your historic data and predict likely future outcomes. Upload your data to Google Storage for Developers, then use the Prediction API to make real-time decisions in your applications. The Prediction API implements supervised learning algorithms as a RESTful…
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Added by Vincent Granville on May 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Risk Management: A Differential Diagnosis

This paper is an examination of the context and management of two types of Complex Data Set clients. Supervisors should have their own model of Transparency Requirements to have consistency and make all the banks use it. Then everything would be comparable and Basel II Pillar 3 disclosures might actually tell us something about the quality of a bank’s loan… Continue

Added by John A Morrison on May 30, 2010 at 1:17am — No Comments

Parametric Estimation of Value at Risk

DEPENDENCE BETWEEN VOLATILITY PERSISTENCE, KURTOSIS AND DEGREES OF FREEDOM
Ante Rozga and Josip Arnerić,
Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia


ABSTRACT
In this paper the dependence between volatility persistence, kurtosis and degrees of freedom from Student’s t-distribution will be presented in estimation alternative risk measures on simulated returns. As the most used measure of market risk is standard deviation of…
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Added by John A Morrison on May 30, 2010 at 1:15am — No Comments

Eric Zivot: The Constant Expected Return Model (Paradigm)

The Constant Expected Return Model (CER)

Added by John A Morrison on May 30, 2010 at 1:06am — No Comments

Binary search in JavaScript

Computer science in JavaScript: Binary search…

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Added by John A Morrison on May 30, 2010 at 12:58am — No Comments

Job opportunity @ the intersection of Analytics, Data to Dollars(tm) best practices, & Web 2.0 innovation

Job opportunity @ the intersection of Analytics, Data to Dollars(tm) best practices, & Web 2.0 innovation -- Limited experience is ok, BUT Quantitative aptitude & massive work ethic ARE 100% required. See details here:… Continue

Added by Jaime Fitzgerald on May 29, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

Entry-Level Job Opportunity -- Begin Your Career in Analytics!

Job opportunity @ the intersection of Analytics, Data to Dollars(tm) best practices, & Web 2.0...MUST be hard worker, quantitatively inclined, and creative.


See details here for the…
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Added by Jaime Fitzgerald on May 28, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Booz Allen hiring 5,000 employees this year

Consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. is going on a major hiring binge.



The McLean-based government contractor is hiring 1,500 people over the next two months and expects to hire about 5,000 workers in 2010, some of which are rehires. More than 60…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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… Continue

Added by Anthony Goldbloom on May 13, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

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…

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Added by Anthony Goldbloom on May 11, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Analytics Career Opportunities

Fitzgerald Analytics has several new job opportunities, just starting to be posted, both for ourselves and jointly with clients.





See the following links

for details:…








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Added by Jaime Fitzgerald on May 2, 2010 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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