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Features

  • New Poll: Which R GUI you use frequently? - Mar 28, 2011.
    New KDnuggets Poll is asking: which of these R GUIs you use frequently (if any). Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com.
  • Poll Results: R share of analytics work - Mar 28, 2011.
    There is a bi-polar distribution, with 36% not using R at all, and 34% using R for more than half of their analytics work. European data miners are more likely to be using R for a majority of their work. Many useful links were suggested.
  • Call-For-Speakers: Predictive Analytics World NYC & London - Mar 29, 2011.
    Join Predictive Analytics World to share how predictive analytics delivers a business impact for your organization. It's an exciting time for PAW and predictive analytics in general, as reflected by a steadfast increase in both attendance and speaker proposals at each conference.
  • Maximize the Commercial Benefits of Your Text Analytics Solutions - Mar 24, 2011.
    As part of the launch of the 7th Annual Text Analytics Summit (May 18-19, Boston), KDnuggets subscribers can get (free) access to exclusive industry knowledge that will help to develop a profitable text analytics strategy for 2011 and beyond. Reduced registration for KDnuggets readers.
  • Most viewed items for Mar 20-26 - Mar 27, 2011.
    Review of Data mining tools; Data Mining Lecture: Why Naive Bayes Works;
    Top jobs: Analytical Modeling Scientist at SAS, San Diego, CA; Sr. Text Mining Engineer, Web Analytics eBay, San Jose, CA;
  • Most viewed items for Mar 13-19 - Mar 20, 2011.
    New Poll: R in your Analytics/Data Mining; Time on Data Mining of Personal Info;
    Top jobs: Data Mining Analyst at Waterfront Int'l, Toronto; SDE at Amazon

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Software (see also All Software)

  • ISMIS 2011 Contest Results: Music Information Retrieval - Mar 29, 2011.
    The competition attracted 292 teams with 357 members, and 150 teams actively participated, submitting over 12,000 solutions in total, largely outperforming baseline methods
  • Getting in shape for Data Competition - Mar 28, 2011.
    This talk will be interesting to many who plan to participate in Heritage Health Prize, Kaggle, KDD-2011 or other data mining/analytics competitions
  • Canada Open Data Pilot Project - Mar 25, 2011.
    The government of Canada made its data available for both non-commercial and commercial use. Data covers areas such as health, environment, agriculture, and natural resources.
  • Awesome: Data Science Toolkit - open tools for data- Mar 25, 2011.
    Data Science Toolkit is a collection of many useful geolocation and text mining APIs, such as Street Address to Coordinates, File to Text, or Text to People. You can grab the entire site as a free self-contained server which can run on Amazon EC2.
  • Elastic-R: Collaborative Environment for Data Analysis in the Cloud - Mar 23, 2011.
    Elastic-R is a cloud-based portal, which works with R and lets users to collaborate, share and reuse functions, algorithms, R sessions; and to perform elastic distributed computing.
  • Blaze Statistics Software - Mar 22, 2011.
    a small but highly useful statistical app for researchers, managers, analysts and students, focused on common tasks such as creating histograms, generating descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing.
  • KNOWLEDGE GRID: A service-oriented data mining framework on Grids - Mar 18, 2011.
    allows for the distributed execution of data mining algorithms and KDD applications on Grids through the use of WSRF Web Services. New version is fully service-oriented and each data mining task or workflow is implemented as one or a set of services.

Jobs (see also All Jobs)

Academic/Research positions

  • Summer intern at Telefonica Research, Madrid, Spain - Mar 28, 2011.
    work on the EducaMovil project, which is a game-based cell phone learning tool to provide educational contents for afterschool programs in low-income communities.
  • Heilbronn Research Fellows at U. of Bristol, Bristol, UK - Mar 21, 2011.
    skills in areas of statistical data mining such as semi-supervised learning, recommender systems and information flow in graphs: however, your own research need not be directly in such areas. The Fellowships will be for three years, with a preferred start date in September 2011.

Meetings (see also All Meetings)

  • IDA'11 with IDA Frontier Prize CfP - Mar 29, 2011.
    IDA'11 is focusing on complex real-world problems. To celebrate 10th IDA Symposium in Porto, Portugal, we will award the IDA Frontier Prize to the most visionary contribution.
  • ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2011 Conference, Jun 12-16, Athens - Mar 22, 2011.
    the top data management conference in the world for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to report and share cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences
  • SDM'11: 2011 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, Mesa, AZ, Apr 28-30 - Mar 21, 2011.
    Early registration deadline: March 31, 2011. On-line registration and conference program schedule is now available. Conference includes 4 plenary talks, 4 workshops, 5 tutorials, 84 technical papers
  • Data 2.0, Apr 4, San Francisco: News and Updates - Mar 18, 2011.
    Robert Scoble will be judging the top 5 startups, Andreas Weigend will keynote on Social Data Revolution, and 5 new panels added, including Advertising Equation and Augmented Business Intelligence

Audio/Video

Publications

  • The new book by Roberto Battiti and Mauro Brunato is now available: - Mar 29, 2011.
    Reactive Business Intelligence is about integrating data mining, modeling and interactive visualization, into an end-to-end discovery and continuous innovation process powered by human and automated learning. Special discount to KDnuggets readers.
  • The Popularity of Data Analysis Software: R vs SAS vs SPSS - Mar 28, 2011.
    A comparison of popularity of R, SAS, SPSS and other data analysis software packages, as measured by discussions, citations, jobs, and more.
  • New Book: Social Network Data Analytics - Mar 28, 2011.
    spans a wide range of topics in social network data mining, and focuses on the data analytical aspects of social networks in the internet scenario, rather than the traditional sociology-driven emphasis.
  • The evolving market for NoSQL Databases - Mar 28, 2011.
    the interview focused on the evolution of the NoSQL database market, the development of new Proprietary data platforms such as Amazon's Dynamo and Google's BigTable, and open source developments, such as Cassandra and Hadoop.
  • Why Experts Get the Future Wrong - Mar 27, 2011.
    A review of over 27,000 forecasts showed that the experts were worse than statistical models. In fact they could barely eke out a tie with the proverbial dart-throwing chimps.
  • Review of Data mining tools - Mar 19, 2011.
    Reviews historical and current data mining and related tools, and proposes criteria for the tool categorization based on different user groups, data structures, data mining tasks and methods, visualization and interaction styles, import and export options for data and models, platforms, and license policies.

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