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Vincent Granville's Blog – February 2008 Archive (7)

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What does Data Shaping mean?



The term was created in 1999 to fill a gap between data mining and statistics. Data shaping is about employing advanced statistical techniques to problems usually handled by computer scientists (machine learning, knowledge discovery, artificial intelligence, web mining). A data shaper is a true software engineer or computer scientist, and a true statistician at the same time, capable of extracting actionable information from large data sets, in… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on February 25, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Check career websites from 1,500 companies

Fortune 100, Fortune 500, medium size companies, startups, across all industries.

URL: www.datashaping.com/companies3.shtml

Added by Vincent Granville on February 24, 2008 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Web Analytics Professionals: Salary Survey, 2007

The following study has been conducted by Eric Paterson from WebAnalyticsDemystified.com. Eric is also on the board of the Web Analytics Association, and advisor for a number of web analytics companies.

Click here to view the document.

Added by Vincent Granville on February 20, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Course: Spatial Statistics With GIS

By Dr. David Unwin

Aim of Course:

For centuries, geographers have laboured to discover and document our planet. Along the way they have used a variety of analytical techniques and drawn a variety of different types of map, but, by and large, this work has been conducted in isolation, without significant impact on the worlds of other sciences, commerce and industry.

The world discovers "geography": With the development of computer-based…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 19, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Market Research: Careers, Paths, Salaries

Market research professionals are typically concerned with the potential sales of a product or service. Collecting statistical data on competitors and examining prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution, researchers predict future sales. Collectively, market researchers devise methods and procedures for obtaining the data they need--often designing telephone, mail, in-person or online surveys to understand consumer preferences.



Once the data is collected, researchers… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on February 19, 2008 at 12:05am — No Comments

2008 Statistical Resolutions

The biggest challenge of 2007 for statisticians was the pressing demand for real-world explanations and applications of statistical concepts. On one hand, statisticians found relief in not having to focus so much of their time on inspiring trust in the number-crunching methods. A techno-driven quasi-dependence on quantitative intel set such concerns on the back-burner. On the other hand, businesses and consumers united in expressing a supposedly simple request -- "Ok, so show me how I can USE… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2008 at 12:53am — No Comments

New Developments in Click Fraud Detection

Definition



Although there is no formal definition of click fraud, it is customary to consider fraudulent any click not resulting from a user genuinely interested in an ad found in a pay-per-click search engine network such as Google or Yahoo. This definition encompasses competitor fraud (depleting your competitor's…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 16, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

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