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  • Poll: Analytics/Data Mining Meetings you attended in 2010? - Jan 4, 2011.
    Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com
  • Additions to KDnuggets Directory in December - Jan 4, 2011.
    Additions to KDnuggets in Blogs, Companies, Competitions, Datasets, Meetings, Publications, Software, and Websites sections
  • Access PAW DC Session Videos Now - Jan 4, 2011.
    on-demand access to the videos of PAW Washington DC, October 2010, including over 30 sessions and keynotes that you may view at your convenience.
  • The Truth Wears Off - Dec 29, 2010.
    Many rigourously proved scientific results start shrinking in later studies. What went wrong? (My guess - widespread data overfitting and confirmation bias).
  • Top Conferences in Data Mining - Jan 4, 2011.
    top conferences by citations are KDD, ICDE, IEEE ICDM, according to Microsoft Asia Academic Search.
  • Most viewed items for Dec 26 - Jan 1 - Jan 3, 2011.
    Book: Mining of Massive Datasets (free download); New Book: Data Mining for Business Applications;
    Top jobs: Sr. SW Engineer, Data Mining at Polyvore, Mountain View; Sr. Test Lead - Bing at Microsoft.
  • Most viewed items for Dec 19-25 - Dec 27, 2010.
    Book: Mining of Massive Datasets (free download); $3M Heritage Health Data Analysis Prize;
    Top jobs: Software/Algorithms Engineer at Efficient Frontier, Sunnyvale, CA; Research Scientist in Large Scale Data Analytics at Ricoh Innovations, Menlo Park, CA;

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  • Data Mining: Failure to Launch [ Free Webinar ] - Jan 4, 2011.
    a recent industry survey reports that 51% of data mining projects either never left the ground or did not bring value. Attend this webinar to learn how to succeed with data mining.

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  • New and old Data stores - Jan 3, 2011.
    The panel discussed the pros and cons of new data stores with respect to classical relational databases. Panel was held at ICOODB Frankfurt on September 29, 2010.
  • Predictive analytics videos from Zementis - Dec 30, 2010.
    First video shows you how easy it is to deploy and execute a predictive model in ADAPA. Second video focuses on PMML, open standard for representing data mining models.
  • Graph Identification and Privacy in Social Networks - Dec 24, 2010.
    Lise Getoor talk at Google looks at methods that extract graphs from noisy, input data. Results show that on several well-known social media sites, one can recover sensitive information.


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CFP - Calls for Papers (see also All CFP)


Scientists have misled themselves into thinking that if you collect enormous amounts of data you are bound to get the right answer. You are not bound to get the right answer unless you are enormously smart. You can narrow down your questions; but enormous data sets often consist of enormous numbers of small sets of data, none of which by themselves are enough to solve the thing you are interested in, and they fit together in some complicated way.

Bradley Efron

(Thanks to Tom Fawcett)

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