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Vincent Granville's Blog – July 2010 Archive (6)

Bringing Data Mining Into the Mainstream (from the New York Times)

Plumbing the world’s ever-growing pools of digitized information — on the Web, in corporate databases, generated by scientific research — for wisdom and profit is a growth industry today. The geeky field even has a shorthand name, “big data.”

So it is scarcely surprising that a four-day conference in Washington, organized by the Association for Computing Machinery, and focused on knowledge discovery and data mining, is attracting corporate researchers and university scientists in… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

8 data mining social networks with more than 2,000 members


Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay

Emily Lambert, 07.28.10, 02:36 PM EDT -- Computer jockeys setting up own shops in bids to make millions.

Pity the programmers toiling away at Wall Street's secretive high-frequency trading shops--places like Goldman Sachs ( GS - news - people ), Citadel and Getco. They wrote algorithms that take advantage of fleeting trading opportunities and bring in up to $100,000 a day. In return, they received a fraction of the pay doled out to their bosses.

Now some programmers feel… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 30, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Approximately $1 billion in healthcare predictive modeling costs recommended on Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP

Included in the Summary of Changes Made in the Substitute Amendment to the Small Business Jobs Act:

“Use of Predictive Modeling and Other Analytics Technologies to Identify and Prevent Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Medicare Fee-for Service Program. The substitute would require the Secretary to contract with private companies to conduct predictive modeling and other analytics technologies to identify and prevent payment of improper claims submitted under Parts A and B of Medicare. The… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 29, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Data mining octopus wins world cup competition

(AP) Octopus oracle Paul's prescience wasn't needed to predict how this one would turn out: His aquarium in Germany has given a resounding "nein" to a bid to move the celebrity mollusk to Spain.

Paul rose from obscurity in Oberhausen's Sea Life aquarium during the World Cup to international celebrity as he correctly called the outcome of Germany's seven matches in the month-long tournament, time and again picking a mussel from a tank marked with the flag of the would-be… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

Predictive Analytics and Data Mining Course

July 7, 2010 PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- The Modeling Agency (TMA), a data mining training, consulting and solutions company, today announced a substantial restructuring of its popular predictive analytics and data mining course series.

The series has been significantly redesigned to be even more pragmatic, lasting and impactful. Now more than ever, there is no other vendor-neutral event or mode of delivery that can establish a sustained baseline of proficiency in Predictive…


Added by Vincent Granville on July 8, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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