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  • New Poll: Hottest analytics / data mining areas in 2012? - Dec 27, 2011.
    New KDnuggets Poll is asking: What are the hottest analytics / data mining areas in 2012? Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com
  • MINE: Maximal Information Nonparametric Exploration software using MIC - Dec 26, 2011.
    The breakthrough method from Reshef brothers (described in a recent Science paper) improves upon Pearson correlation coefficient and introduces a new MIC criteria to find a wide range of non-linear association. The corresponding software is available in Java and R.
  • Predictive Analytics World March 2012, San Francisco Early Bird Savings - Dec 27, 2011.
    Predictive Analytics World, March 4-10, 2012, in San Francisco is packed with the top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders. Early bird savings.
  • Top news for Dec 18-24 - Dec 25, 2011.
    Five big data predictions for 2012; Social Network Analysis and Mining free access till Dec 31; Data Mining Shakespeare;
    Top jobs: Data Analyst at Nexon; Senior Analyst at US Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
  • Top news for Dec 11-17 - Dec 18, 2011.
    Top Analytics/Data Mining Stories in 2011; Industries where Analytics were applied in 2011; European open data policy
    Top jobs: Analyst, Survey Research at Ingram Micro, Santa Ana; Sr. Scientific SW Engineer at PayScale, Seattle .

Courses, Events


  • New MINE software can find multiple nonlinear correlations in data - Dec 23, 2011.
    The MINE tool developed by Broad Institure and Harvard can tackle large data sets in a way that no other software program can. It introduces a 21st century version of Pearson correlation coefficient: maximal information coefficient (MIC) can be used to determine nonlinear correlations in data sets equitably.
  • Text Analytics Made Easy - Dec 21, 2011.
    IBM white paper "Gaining full value from survey text" shows how to make text analysis easier, more efficient. Discover quick steps you can take to easily conduct text analysis using this automated linguistic-based approach to extract key concepts, sentiments and relationships from unstructred data.
  • Provalis Research releases QDA Miner 4 - Dec 14, 2011.
    easy-to-use qualitative analysis software tool for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents.


Academic/Research positions


  • Data Fusion Contest - Dec 19, 2011.
    investigate the potential of multi-modal/multi-temporal fusion of very high spatial resolution imagery. Download three different sets of images (optical, SAR, and LIDAR) over the downtown of San Francisco and choose a research topic to work with.
  • One-shot-learning Gesture Recognition - Dec 17, 2011.
    Humans are capable of recognizing patterns like hand gestures after seeing just ONE example. Can machines do that too?



  • Five big data predictions for 2012 - Dec 22, 2011.
    As the "coming out" year for big data and data science draws to a close, what can we expect over the next 12 months? Streaming data processing, data science workflow, rise of data marketplaces, and more.
  • Podcast: Social Media Analytics Perspectives Panel - Dec 22, 2011.
    explores effective ways for leveraging social media for competitive advantage; sentiment analysis technology; how to make business sense out of the flood of content
  • Data Mining Shakespeare - Dec 22, 2011.
    Processing the bard plays thru DocuScope led to some unusual discoveries, such as that, linguistically, Othello a comedy.
  • IIA Predictions for Analytics in 2012 - Dec 22, 2011.
    Big data analytics changes the 2012 technology landscape; "Informed Optimism" will drive rapid growth for cloud-based predictive analytics; and more ...
  • Social Network Analysis and Mining - free access till Dec 31 - Dec 20, 2011.
    Social Network Analysis and Mining journal - free access till Dec 31. SNAM journal provides a rapid forum for the dissemination of original research articles in social networks analysis and mining as interdisciplinary research platform.

News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers


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