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Vincent Granville's Blog – June 2011 Archive (8)

Understanding data miners

From Rexer Analytics. See http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dd66abfd#/dd66abfd/25 for full version.

Data Mining Practices

Added by Vincent Granville on June 28, 2011 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments

From Data Mining to Statistical Data Mining: Emerging Opportunities for Statisticians and Businesses

Dr. Granville is Chief Scientist at a publicly traded company, and the founder of Analyticbridge, the leading social network for analytic professionals, with more than 35,000 members. He has created several patents related to web traffic quality scoring, and he is an invited speaker at leading international data mining conferences. Vincent has consulted with Visa, eBay, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, CNET, LowerMyBills, InfoSpace and a…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 21, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Predictive Analytics in Sport – Stanley Cup 2011 Game 7 analysis

Yesterday's expert analysis here decided that Boston has a slight advantage in spite of the finals going to game 7 in Vancouver. We decided to dig a little deeper into the data and try out a quick decision tree analysis using RapidMiner.

We are trying to find out if the data reveals any interesting trends from all the games Vancouver has played at home. Is there a…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 19, 2011 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

When did "free" analytics get so expensive?

Interesting message found in my mailbox...

 

Adobe
Adobe
When did "free" analytics get so expensive? …
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Added by Vincent Granville on June 9, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Analytics helps build better cities | IBM

Analyzing the future of cities

Just as you can look at a newspaper photograph and see both the image and the tiny individual dots that give it its shapes and shadings, city leaders look at their municipalities in terms of both the big picture and the individual citizens that comprise it.

The majority of us live in cities, and the percentage is growing. Municipal leaders who run the complex network of diverse people,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 7, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Interesting risk maps

Earthquakes:

Floods:

 

Wildfires

 

Source: http://usgs.gov

 

 

 

 

Added by Vincent Granville on June 7, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Spam detection for social networks: best practices (Part 1)

  1. Provide mandatory questions on sign-up, some requiring typing actual text. Example: What is your favorite data mining software?
  2. Do not allow new members to use your social network e-mail functionality right away. Grant email access after 48 or 72 hours.…
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Added by Vincent Granville on June 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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