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Vincent Granville's Blog – February 2011 Archive (7)

Conferences, Webinars, and Courses Announcements from our Partners

  • 7th Text Analytics Summit, May 18-19, Boston - Text analytics is an invaluable commercial tool being used by businesses worldwide. Forward thinking executives across a myriad of industries are using text analytics solutions to increase efficiency and unlock essential information that they never had access to before. Whether you are…

Added by Vincent Granville on February 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Khabaza's 9 Laws of Data Mining

  • 1st Law of Data Mining, or "Business Goals Law": Business objectives are the origin of every data mining solution ...
  • 2nd Law of Data Mining, or "Business Knowledge Law": Business Knowledge is central to every step of the data mining process ...
  • 3rd Law of Data Mining or "Data Preparation Law": Data preparation is more than half of every data mining process ...
  • 4th Law of Data Mining, "NFL-DM": The right model for a given application can only be discovered by…

Added by Vincent Granville on February 19, 2011 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

Angry Nerds: IBM’s Watson Finishes Night One Of Jeopardy Challenge Tied For First Place

Did you all just see that? The IBM Jeopardy Challenge kicked off tonight, and Watson, the IBM-developed artificial intelligence absolutely more than held his own against his human competition. Mechanical men!

At the end of day one (it’s a three-day tournament), Watson, along with Brad Rutter, leads with $5,000. Poor Ken Jennings has only $2,000 to his name.

Double Jeopardy beings tomorrow, while …


Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2011 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

Astronomy: Two weird moons sharing the same orbit in the solar system

Epimetheus and Janus share the same orbit of 151,472 kilometers from Saturn's center or 91,000 kilometers above the cloud tops. They are only separated by about 50 kilometers. As these two satellites approach each other they exchange a little momentum and trade orbits; the inner satellite becomes the outer and the outer moves to the inner position. This exchange happens about once every four years. Janus and Epimetheus may have formed from a disruption of a single parent to form co-orbital…


Added by Vincent Granville on February 13, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

PAW sessions in financial services, fraud and insurance - March in San Francisco


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Added by Vincent Granville on February 8, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Gotham Dating Partners to create your dating profile using data mining – whether you want one or not

Non-registered individuals get dating profiles in the US.

Online dating company Gotham Dating Partners has announced plans to create profiles for non-registered individuals based on publicly available information on social networking sites.

The company operates several dating sites, including: Dons and Divas, Faithful Lover, Marry…


Added by Vincent Granville on February 6, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Predictive Analytics Summit (San Diego, 24-25 February 2011)

Overview | Invitation | …


Added by Vincent Granville on February 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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