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Features (10) | Courses, Events (2) | Webcasts (2) | Software (7) | Jobs (5) | Academic (7) | Competitions (3) | Meetings (3) | Publications (6) | NewsBriefs (8) | CFP (8) | Quote

Features

  • Columbus day to celebrate and reflect upon discovery in cyberspace? - Oct 10, 2011.
    an appropriate day to celebrate and reflect upon DISCOVERY, an essential part of our field. What can we learn from mistakes of Christopher Columbus that applies to discovery in cyberspace?
  • How Obama's data-crunching prowess may get him re-elected - Oct 11, 2011.
    So far in the presidential election of 2012, there is only one campaign that is doing cutting-edge work with data. (this CNN story features KDnuggets)
  • Judge forbids use of Bayes Theorem. Really? - Oct 9, 2011.
    A UK judge rules ruled that a Bayes theorem can no longer be used in court. This could affect thousands of cases. Seriously.
  • 1 week until Predictive Analytics World October 2011 in New York - Oct 11, 2011.
    Register by Friday Oct 14 and Save $200. Can't Miss Events: Everyday Analytics Keynote with Tom Davenport; Building Watson - Deep QA Project; The Biggest Predictive Analytics Competitions, and more.
  • Survey: Predictive Analytics in the Cloud - Sep 30, 2011.
    voice your opinion on how predictive analytics and the cloud are impacting your business now and in the future. Get access to results with registration.
  • KDD-2012 Call for Papers, due Feb 10, 2012 - Oct 6, 2011.
    18th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, August 12-16, 2012, Beijing, China - the premier conference in the field.
  • Top news for Oct 2-8 - Oct 9, 2011.
    Data Mining Ontology Foundry; Data Mining Research Notes; KDD-12
    Top jobs: Data Mining Scientist at Apple; Research Scientist - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning at IBM Research, Dublin.
  • Top news for Sep 25 - Oct 1 - Oct 2, 2011.
    Poll Results: How different is "Data Science" from "Statistics"?; Data Scientist Summit 2011 Videos;
    Top jobs: Research Scientist - ML / DM / Learning Systems at IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland; DM Specialist at Statistics Solutions, Palm Harbor, FL.
  • Top news, jobs in September - Oct 1, 2011.
    New Poll: Is Data Science different from Statistics; Data Scientist Summit Videos;
    Top jobs: Researcher - Recommender Sys/Analytics at Ericsson, Ireland; Fraud Investigation at MasterCard.
  • Additions to KDnuggets Directory in September - Oct 1, 2011.
    New Companies, Datasets, Education, Meetings, Software, Blogs

Courses, Events

Webcasts

Software

Jobs

Academic/Research positions

Competitions

Meetings

Publications

  • Music Data Mining Research and Bibliograhy - Oct 9, 2011.
    a very comprehensive survey of Music data mining research, including papers and datasets for Association Mining, Genre Classification, Rhythm Classification, Artist Classification, Mood Detection and Classification and more.
  • Data Science: a literature review - Oct 8, 2011.
    Is it a useful rebranding of analytics or a statistician who lives in select regions of california or works at bitly?
  • Process Mining Manifesto from IEEE Task Force on Process Mining - Oct 7, 2011.
    The goal is to increase the visibility of process mining as a new tool to improve the (re)design, control, and support of operational business processes.
  • Data Mining Research Notes - Oct 1, 2011.
    a categorized list of Wikipedia articles useful for data mining students, covering many important concepts and how they relate to each other.
  • The Power of Text Analytics: Developments, Insights, and Innovation - Sep 29, 2011.
    3 pioneers in text analytics and big data talk about their personal experiences in the analytics industry and the future outlook of the text analytics market.
  • Dancing with the Stats - Sep 29, 2011.
    Is it possible to predict the finalists on Dancing with the Stars before the contestants ever step on the floor? Surprisingly, beauty, fame level, and ethnicity seem to matter very little.

News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers

Quote

John Kay muses on interpreting statistical data: Always ask of such data "what is the question to which this number is the answer?". "Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation on a like-for-like basis before allowance for exceptional restructuring costs" is the answer to the question "what is the highest profit number we can present without attracting flat disbelief?".

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