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And taking 364 days to make a revolution around the sun.
Cruithne is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) indiameter, and its closest approach to Earth is approximately thirty times the separation between Earth and the Moon (12 Gm or twelve million kilometres). From 1994 through 2015, Cruithne makes its annual closest approach to Earth…Continue
Added by Capri on October 27, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
This strategic agreement between two leaders enables HighWire to offer superb discoverability and productization to its customers in the highest quality semantically-enabled open publishing platform.
Stanford, USA and London, UK – October 27, 2011 – HighWire Press, the industry leader in the provision of high quality hosting and web publishing platforms to scholarly publishers around the world and TEMIS, leading provider of Semantic Content…Continue
Added by Capri on October 27, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments
Added by Capri on October 27, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments
1.8 Zettabytes, or to put it another way, 31 billion fully loaded (64gb) iPad’s – an incomprehensible amount of data that represents the estimated size of our digital universe today. To give this a little more perspective, it has been estimated that if we stored all the words ever spoken since the dawn of time, by every human, we’d need 0.0048 of a Zettabyte - just a smidgen of what we’ve already created to date.
You’re probably getting the message. Data is big, abundant and no doubt…Continue
Added by Cristian Mesiano on October 24, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Radar detector company Escort invented a new technique to help drivers avoid police traps, based on data mining and crowd sourcing. In a nutshell, car drivers use a mobile app on their cell phone to report any police trap or red-light camera, with just one click that will automatically provide location of the trap on a social network and alert other drivers using the mobile app in question.
It will be interesting to see how highway patrols and local police respond to being…Continue
(This is a repost from Statistics & Analytics Consultants Blog, which was featured on SmartDataCollective's Blogarama)
Added by Dawn Rummins Evans on October 20, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments
Although I use both R and RapidMiner in my work, I have been “late to the party” in installing RapidMiner’s R extension on my Windows machine. The primary reason being that over time I have built a regular workflow that uses these two tools separately. Also, I am one of those folks who don’t go looking for trouble. After reading several postings on how after installing the extension users couldn’t get RapidMiner started again, I figured I should let this integration fad pass or at least wait…Continue
Most banks are going to add small fees e.g. for debit card ($3/month in my case). Last time I went to my bank, I had this strange conversation:
How we moved from cave-man publishing - traditional web site funded by job ads - to where we are now:
Added by Vincent Granville on October 16, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
(have a look at my blog for further details and examples: http://textanddatamining.blogspot.com/)
6 weak classifiers:…Continue
Added by Cristian Mesiano on October 14, 2011 at 12:23am — No Comments
PLEASANTON, Calif.- February 25th, 2011 - The largest benchmark research ever done on business analytics establishes for the first time that analytics has become the new engine for business competitiveness and profitability. This landmark research from Ventana Research, which involved input from more than 2,850 organizations, makes clear for the first time the little-understood role of business analytics in the success and failure of businesses.
The research found that more than…
Added by Richard on October 13, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments
I have read several articles on the subject, but none of the authors were really “Data Scientist” and they admit that, so I thought it was time that something was written by an actual Data Scientist.
First off, let’s make sure you understand that there’s lots of college involved, no way around that one. If you noticed a lady in the 2nd row, 3rd from the left had a mole on her nose in the last commercial you watched, you might have what it takes, even if you hadn’t thought of…Continue
When you see google ads on Google search result pages or elsewhere, the ads that are displayed in front of you eyes (should) have been highly selected in order to maximize the chance that you convert and generate ad revenue for Google. Same on Facebook, Yahoo, Bing, LinkedIn and on all ad networks.
If you think that you see…Continue
Bayes' theorem is a mathematical equation used in court cases to analyse statistical evidence. But a judge has ruled it can no longer be used. Will it result in more miscarriages of justice?
It's not often that the quiet world of mathematics is rocked by a murder case. But last summer saw a trial that sent academics into a tailspin, and has since swollen into a fevered clash between science and…Continue
This is a quick entry to tell you about three things --
- My free report, "Text/Content Analytics 2011: User Perspectives on Solutions and Providers," is out. Are you looking for business value in "unstructured" social, online, or enterprise sources? My report will provide background information and "wisdom of the crowds" guidance you can use. Download the report free via altaplana.com/TA2011.
- For a deeper dive into…
One of my friends (referred to as the patient) holds a Ph.D. degree in statistics and has been affected with a common skin condition for more than 20 years, known as rosacea (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001882/). Here we report how he came with a solution to fully eliminate the problem. Physicians traditionally agree that there is no cure for rosacea.
This study involves only one patient. But…Continue
I was reading about the "Automated Reduced Error Predictive Analytics" patent secured by Rice Analytics (see below) and my first question is:
How can you successfully sue competitors about using a mathematical technology? After all, most vendors offer error and variance reduction as well as dimension reduction and automated model selection (based on optimizing goodness-of-fit) in their software. All statistical and data mining consultants, including myself, also use similar…Continue