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  • New Poll: Types of Data Analyzed/Mined in the past 12 months - Jul 20, 2010.
    please vote on www.kdnuggets.com or from this item
  • Poll Results: Octopus wins World Cup Prediction Competition - Jul 20, 2010.
    KDnuggets readers were better fans than predictors, since only 17% correctly predicted Spain as the eventual winner of the FIFA World Cup.
  • PAW Washington DC, Oct 19-20, 2010 - Jul 13, 2010.
    KDnuggets readers get an extra 10% off by July 27 - register for Predictive Analytics World conference, Oct 19-20 2010, Washington, DC for another deep exploration of leading-edge methods and hot topics.
  • Additions to KDnuggets Directory since Jun 29 - Jul 20, 2010.
    Additions to KDnuggets Directory in companies, datasets, education, meetings, software, solutions, websites sections
  • 2010 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions and Outstanding Service Awards - Jul 16, 2010.
    The IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award is for influential research contributions to the field of data mining. The IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award is for major service contributions to data mining and ICDM as the world's premier research conference in data mining. Nominations due Aug 15
  • SIGKDD 2010 to Honor Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations - Jul 15, 2010.
    The awards recognize outstanding research in the field of data mining and knowledge discovery. The 2010 winner is Dr. Mohammad Al Hasan with dissertation "Mining Interesting Subgraphs by Output Space Sampling" (advisor: Mohammed Zaki, RPI). Committee also selected a runner-up and additional finalists.
  • Most viewed items for week July 11-17 - Jul 19, 2010.
    Short course: Statistical Learning and Data Mining III; Are you attending KDD2010 in Washington DC, Jul 25-28? We are;
    Top jobs: Predictive Modeler/Data Mining Scientist at Humana, Louisville, KY; Sr. Software Engineer, machine learning & distributed computing at an advertising startup, New York, NY;
  • Most viewed for July 4-10 - Jul 14, 2010.
    Lessons of 800 Years of Bubbles; UCSD data mining contest;
    Top jobs: Knowledge Analyst at Morgan Stanley, NY; Scientist at ID Analytics, San Diego;

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  • Methods for High-Dimensional Data Integration - Jul 17, 2010.
    Reward $15,000. The Seeker is interested in learning about the universe of cutting-edge methods that may be used to integrate two or more high-dimensional datasets. Many more details are provided once Solvers log into the website and open a Project Room for this Challenge.
  • Data Mining in Streaming Data - Jul 9, 2010.
    Using methods from Eamonn Keogh (such as SAX: Symbolic Aggregate approXimation) we take a lot of numeric data, reduce its dimension and then convert it into symbolic representation, for clustering and other analysis

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  • What Will Data Science Teach Us? - Jul 20, 2010.
    With great data comes great responsibility; so to begin, the data science community must ask: what questions do mass quantities of measured human existence allow us to address that were never previously possible?
  • Social Media Analytics: You Still Need Analysts - Jul 20, 2010.
    Though many functions can be automated, a social CRM platform must also deliver sophisticated analytics to those human beings - especially your customer service agents - who are the critical links in the customer-engagement cycle.
  • Google Researchers Exploring Social Networking - Jul 19, 2010.
    Adding to rumors about a Google social network, a Googler posted a huge slide deck of research findings on social networking problems and solutions.
  • Global BI Market to reach $12.4B by 2015 - Jul 19, 2010.
    The global business intelligence (BI) software market is projected to reach $12.4 billion by the year 2015, driven by the growing need to empower all stakeholders of businesses with right information at the appropriate time.
  • ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data: CFP and recent contents - Jul 9, 2010.
    TKDD is a young but prestigious journal in the field of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. We welcome strong submissions of research and survey articles on various themes in the field. The contents of recent articles indicate our scope of interest and quality of submissions.
  • Enterprise-Grade Hadoop: Tools for Petabyte Analytics - Jul 9, 2010.
    Hadoop is the cornerstone of next-generation technologies known as No SQL. Hadoop, like many No SQL technologies, is still primarily an open-source community and has not yet made the critical transition into a mature enterprise-grade analytics market segment.
  • SAS vs WPS: Piracy or Innovation? - Jul 9, 2010.
    SAS claims claims World Programming Ltd. breached terms of use developing low-cost alternative to its software.
  • teach yourself datamining in 21 days - Jul 8, 2010.
    World of Warcraft player learns data mining and shares his insights, including how to cluster paladins or predict toon's class. Sample data in Weka format provided.

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