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Featured Blog Posts – May 2018 Archive (5)

12 Interesting Reads for Math Geeks

Many data scientists have a passion for mathematics, and many modern math problems can be explored using data science. Below is a selection of interesting articles, many about challenging, deep mathematical problems, by a data scientist who developed math-free algorithms. Some of these articles cover statistical theory and thus belong to…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 28, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mathematical Olympiads for Undergrad Students

Mathematical Olympiads are popular among high school students. However, there is nothing similar for college students, except maybe IMC. Even IMC is not popular. It focuses mostly on the same kind of problems as high school Olympiads, and you can not participate if you are over 23 years old. In addition, it is organized by country, as opposed to globally, thus favoring countries with a large population. Topics such as…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 25, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

20 Questions to Ask Prior to Starting Data Analysis

It is crucial to ask the right questions and/or understand the problem, prior to beginning data analysis. Below is a list of 20 questions you need to ask before delving into analysis:

  1. Who is the…
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Added by Cynthia Clare on May 23, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Role of Predictive Analytics in Medical Diagnosis

Predictive analytics uses current and historical data in order to determine the probability of a particular outcome. This is a particularly powerful approach when it is applied to medical diagnosis. In an effort to reduce misdiagnosis, historical data of former patient’s symptoms may be applied to the assessment of a new patient.

While doctors are the ultimate experts and decision-makers, using predictive analytics as a means of establishing precedent for…

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Added by Goli Tajadod on May 22, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Semantic Roles according to Word2Vec

Figure 1. Scatter plot of word embedding coordinates (coordinate #3 vs. coordinate #10). You can see that semantically related words are close to each other.

This blog post is an extract from chapter 6 of the book “From Words to Wisdom. An Introduction to Text Mining…

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Added by Rosaria Silipo on May 7, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

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