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11 Clever Methods of Overfitting and how to avoid them, Data Mining and Text Analytics of World Cup 2014, iMath Cloud Data Science Platform beta, Platfora CEO on Insightful Analytics for Big Data, and more analytics, big data, data science, and data mining stories.

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  • 11 Clever Methods of Overfitting and how to avoid them - Jan 2, 2015.
    Overfitting is the bane of Data Science in the age of Big Data. John Langford reviews "clever" methods of overfitting, including traditional, parameter tweak, brittle measures, bad statistics, human-loop overfitting, and gives suggestions and directions for avoiding overfitting.
  • Data Mining and Text Analytics of World Cup 2014 - Jan 3, 2015.
    Explore how text analysis techniques to dig into some of the data in a series of blog posts, focusing on matches and their events, tweets languages, tweets volumes for different teams and sentiment analysis.
  • PAW: 5 Co-Located Analytics Events in San Francisco, March 29 - Apr 2, 2015 - Jan 7, 2015.
    March 29 - Apr 2, 2015 San Francisco hosts PAW for Business, eMetrics Summit, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce, Text Analytics World and the PA Times Executive Breakfast.

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  • iMath Cloud Data Science Platform beta - Jan 6, 2015.
    iMathResearch presents a Data Science platform, offering development in Python, R or Octave, cloud-based collaboration, private computational instances and visualization from the browser.

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  • Big Data Bootcamp, Santa Clara, Jan 16-18 - Jan 6, 2015.
    This is a fast paced, vendor agnostic, technical overview of the Big Data landscape targeted towards both technical and non-technical people who want to understand the emerging world of Big Data. Special KDnuggets discount till Jan 14.
  • NYC Data Science Academy Bootcamp, Feb 2 - Apr 24 - Jan 1, 2015.
    Learn from one of NYC top Data Science Instructors and receive mentorship from Chief Data Scientists, ending with interview prep and job placement at top firms in New York and the Tri-State area.

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  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Dec 29 - Jan 04 - Jan 5, 2015.
    SAS is n1 among major BI vendors whose users plan to discontinue use; How #MachineLearning, #BigData, and image recognition could revolutionize search; A brilliant way to tell causation from correlation; Machine Learning Experts You Need to Know: Geoff Hinton, Michael Jordan, Andrew Ng.
  • 2014 in Review: Top KDnuggets tweets in August - Jan 1, 2015.
    Worst Venn Diagram ever? ThomsonReuters needs a new graphic designer; The World Bank sums up the entire global economy in one chart; #BigData moves to "Trough of Disillusionment" in Gartner 2014 Hype Cycle; xkcd: Boyfriend as a statistically "significant" other.
  • Year in Review: Top KDnuggets tweets in September - Dec 30, 2014.
    One pattern is random, other is machine-generated. Can you guess which?; 14 Awesome (and Free) #DataScience Books; Dilbert 20 funniest cartoons on #BigData, data mining, privacy; Watch: Statistical, Machine learning with R, great 15 hour online course.
  • Year in Review: Top KDnuggets tweets in October - Dec 29, 2014.
    Data mining classics: Classifying Shakespearean Drama; Air traffic data is being analyzed to predict Ebola Spread; A Great Collection of #MachineLearning Algorithms; Best Programming Language for Machine Learning.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Dec 22-28 - Dec 29, 2014.
    Top 10 Data Science Skills, and How to Learn Them; Mathematicians claim to figure out how to tell correlation from causation; Review of #MOOC Learning from Data - the class that changed everything; Free Big Data sources every Data Science enthusiast should know.

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