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  • IBM Text Analytics Made Easy ... See How - Nov 7, 2012.
    Tired of reading, recording and manually coding the text responses to your surveys? Discover how to make open-end text analysis easier and more efficient. Download the white paper now.
  • IBM: A Better Way to Collect the Data You Need - Oct 31, 2012.
    Download this white paper to discover how IBM SPSS Data Collection can help you field surveys to get the answers you need easily and efficiently - providing you with the data you need to solve problems and make better decisions. Download now.
  • GMDH Shell Forecasting and Data Mining Software - Nov 1, 2012.
    GMDH Shell lets you do forecasting or data mining tasks with minimum effort, thanks to the unique GMDH forecasting method and state-of-the-art parallel processing technology.
  • Datameer Analytics Apps Market - Nov 12, 2012.
    Built by data scientists, analysts, or subject matter experts, analytic apps range from horizontal use cases like email and social sentiment analysis to vertical or even product-specific applications like advanced Salesforce.com sales-cycle analysis.
  • Mikut Data Mining Tools spreadsheet (c comments) - Nov 9, 2012.
    Updated table describing 294 current and historical data mining tools is now online in Excel format
  • Predixion Software Free Predictive Analytics Developers Edition - Nov 7, 2012.
    Predixion Insight provides easy to develop and deploy enterprise class predictive analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot and SharePoint.
  • scikit-learn: machine learning in Python - Nov 5, 2012.
    scikit-learn is a Python module integrating machine learning, data mining, and visualization with Big Data and scientific Python tools numpy and scipy.

Courses, Events



  • IEEE ICDM 2012, Brussels, Dec 10-13, Early Reg by Nov 18 - Nov 9, 2012.
    IEEE ICDM is a leading research conference in data mining. Highlights of the program include invited talks by Martin Krzywinski (Genome Science Center), Bernhard Schoelkopf (Max Planck Institute), and Jure Leskovec (Stanford University), three tutorials, the ICDM contest, 16 workshops, 6 demos, an Industry and Government track and a panel.


Academic/Research positions


  • WSDM Yandex Switching Detection Challenge - Nov 5, 2012.
    The focus is on predicting the search engine switching events using user logged search behavior context, using a fully anonymized dataset shared by Yandex
  • SBP 2013 Data Challenge: Mobile phones - Oct 31, 2012.
    Use MIT Human Dynamics/Media Lab mobile phone data sets on "Reality Commons", to propose and submit applications that show scientific and business values of these data.


News Briefs

  • Nate Silver on Colbert Report predicts US election - Nov 7, 2012.
    Election commentators botch metaphors, Math has a liberal bias, and New York Times analyst Nate Silver on predicting elections.
  • IBM Big Data Analytics Splash - Nov 2, 2012.
    IBM Information on Demand 2012 and Business Analytics Forum showcased a broad range of big data and analytics tools and services, including Cognos Insight Personal Edition (free for personal use) and Analytics Answers from the cloud.
  • IEEE ICDM 2012 Research and Service Awards - Nov 1, 2012.
    The IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award recognizes influential contributions to the field of data mining, and Outstanding Service Award recognizes major service contributions data mining as a field and ICDM conference in data mining.
  • Aberdeen Group: Uncovering Customer Insight in Big Data - Nov 3, 2012.
    Enterprise leaders in big data programs are beginning to differentiate themselves from competitors and slow adopters by matching advanced analytic plans with a blend of specialists and business demands. Leaders could meet time-to-information window 82% of the time, compared to 62% for followers.

CFP - Calls for Papers


Nate Silver gets Gold on correct predictions of US 2012 Elections

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