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All Blog Posts Tagged 'contests' (2)

A Fresh Crowd Takes a Crack at the Census Return Rate Challenge

The U.S. Census Bureau recently held a contest to see who could develop the best statistical model to predict census mail return rates. Contestants could use a set of block group-level data provided by the Census plus whatever else they could get their hands on (provided it was freely available and they shared their sources).  I’d never taken part…

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Added by Joe Murphy on February 8, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments

The Netflix Prize, Occam's Razor and PMML

I just finished reading an excellent posting on the Netflix Tech Blog by Xavier Amatriain and Justin Basilico. Entitled "Netflix Recommendations: Beyond the 5 stars (Part 1)", it gives a very nice account of the actual application of the 107 algorithms submitted as the winner solution to the…

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Added by Alex Guazzelli on May 7, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

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