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July 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Bringing Data Mining Into the Mainstream (from the New York Times)

Plumbing the world’s ever-growing pools of digitized information — on the Web, in corporate databases, generated by scientific research — for wisdom and profit is a growth industry today. The geeky field even has a shorthand name, “big data.”



So it is scarcely surprising that a four-day conference in Washington, organized by the Association for Computing Machinery, and focused on knowledge discovery and data mining, is attracting corporate researchers and university scientists in… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

8 data mining social networks with more than 2,000 members

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay

Emily Lambert, 07.28.10, 02:36 PM EDT -- Computer jockeys setting up own shops in bids to make millions.



Pity the programmers toiling away at Wall Street's secretive high-frequency trading shops--places like Goldman Sachs ( GS - news - people ), Citadel and Getco. They wrote algorithms that take advantage of fleeting trading opportunities and bring in up to $100,000 a day. In return, they received a fraction of the pay doled out to their bosses.



Now some programmers feel… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 30, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Summarization of Blog posts with "Web Pulse" Reports

In the past couple of months i was looking for a way to best capture and understand what happens on the Web -and more specifically what people write in blogs- in terms of sentiment and emerging trends. The first thing that i came up with was the the idea of creating a…
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Added by Themos Kalafatis on July 30, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

Approximately $1 billion in healthcare predictive modeling costs recommended on Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP

Included in the Summary of Changes Made in the Substitute Amendment to the Small Business Jobs Act:



“Use of Predictive Modeling and Other Analytics Technologies to Identify and Prevent Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Medicare Fee-for Service Program. The substitute would require the Secretary to contract with private companies to conduct predictive modeling and other analytics technologies to identify and prevent payment of improper claims submitted under Parts A and B of Medicare. The… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 29, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Enabling a Semantic Wiki to Drive Business Interactions

Sven Graupner, Sharad Singhal, Sujoy Basu, Hamid Motahari
OST/HP Labs


Abstract


This paper describes a Semantic Wiki which enables business interactions among people who are collaborating in the context of business activities. The Wiki has domain knowledge (e.g. about ITIL) and defines and implements domain independent semantics which allows it to drive related business interactions among people. We believe that such an…
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Added by John A Morrison on July 28, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

MANAGEMENT OF STATISTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

REPORT OF THE MEETING ON THE
MANAGEMENT OF STATISTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Prepared by the UNECE secretariat


UNITED NATIONS STATISTICAL COMMISSION and
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE
CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN STATISTICIANS


EUROPEAN COMMISSION
STATISTICAL OFFICE OF THE
EUROPEAN UNION (EUROSTAT)


ORGANISATION FOR…
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Added by John A Morrison on July 28, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

SUPPORTING SIMULATION IN INDUSTRY THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF GRID COMPUTING

Navonil Mustafee
Operational Research and Management Sciences
Warwick Business School


Simon J E Taylor
Centre for Applied Simulation Modelling
School of Information Systems, Computing and Maths
Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK


ABSTRACT
An increased need for collaborative research, together with continuing advances in communication technology and…
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Added by John A Morrison on July 28, 2010 at 9:55am — No Comments

John Elder speaking on TEXT MINING next Monday in DC - KDD Meetings

The Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining John Elder I'll be speaking in DC Monday on Text Mining at KDD, and there through Wednesday - July 25 - 28, 2010…



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Added by Gary D. Miner, Ph.D. on July 22, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

Data mining octopus wins world cup competition

(AP) Octopus oracle Paul's prescience wasn't needed to predict how this one would turn out: His aquarium in Germany has given a resounding "nein" to a bid to move the celebrity mollusk to Spain.



Paul rose from obscurity in Oberhausen's Sea Life aquarium during the World Cup to international celebrity as he correctly called the outcome of Germany's seven matches in the month-long tournament, time and again picking a mussel from a tank marked with the flag of the would-be… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

Models,Everywhere.

Statistics...a very wonderful science.

Have you ever seen a tree?

Yes...A tree.It is full of models.I spend a lot of time watching a

tree.

Decision making theory is in it.

Graph is in it.

Pine trees had…
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Added by Mohammad Fayaz on July 13, 2010 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Trends in Applied Econometrics Software Development

Trends in Applied Econometrics Software Development, 1985-2008,


Journal of Applied Econometrics research


Marius Ooms
VU University Amsterdam, Department of Econometrics


November 25, 2008


Abstract


Trends in software development for applied econometrics emerge from an analysis of the
research articles and software reviews of the…
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Added by John A Morrison on July 12, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Predictive Analytics and Data Mining Course

July 7, 2010 PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- The Modeling Agency (TMA), a data mining training, consulting and solutions company, today announced a substantial restructuring of its popular predictive analytics and data mining course series.



The series has been significantly redesigned to be even more pragmatic, lasting and impactful. Now more than ever, there is no other vendor-neutral event or mode of delivery that can establish a sustained baseline of proficiency in Predictive…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 8, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Data mining competitions - facilitating real-time science

Kaggle is currently hosting a…

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Added by Anthony Goldbloom on July 8, 2010 at 3:59am — No Comments

Not so fast, Ms. Math Teacher

Not so fast, Ms. Math Teacher.

"As far as the propositions of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

-- Albert Einstein

"Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is based on the idea of approximation. If a man tells you he knows a thing exactly, then you can be safe in…

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Added by Anthony Arrott on July 7, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

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