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KDnuggets™ News 12:n29, Dec 20

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  • Intel GraphBuilder: a library for building Big Graphs from Big Data - Dec 15, 2012.
    GraphBuilder is a Java library for constructing graphs out of large datasets for data analytics and structured machine learning applications that exploit relationships in data.
  • Pearl Graph, the Incredible Set: New Names for Statistical Methods (c comments) - Dec 17, 2012.
    Statisticians and Computer Scientists have done a poor job of choosing names. Who wants to use a method called "the Stalin-Mussolini Matrix Completion Algorithm"? And who would pass up the opportunity to use the "Schwarzenegger-Shatner Statistic" ? Here are some suggestions for renaming.
  • Microsoft Patent for Personal Data Mining - Dec 15, 2012.
    Microsoft was granted a patent for personal data mining for analyzing data supplied by users, aggregating across users, and finding information that can improve business operations and/or quality of life. The patent lists Bill Gates as a co-inventor.

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  • CHEMDNER: Chemical compound and drug name recognition - Dec 17, 2012.
    The goal is to promote the implementation of systems that are able to detect mentions in text of chemical compounds and drugs, which is crucial for subsequent text processing, such as detection of drug-protein interactions, and adverse effects of chemical compounds.


News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers


I predict that the world will not end on Dec 21, 2012,
and neither will predictions of the end of the world!

Happy New Year,
Bonne Année,
Nav varsh ki shubh kamnayey,
Feliz Año Nuevo,
Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr,
Cчастливого Нового Года
Feliz Ano Novo,
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar,
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku,
Felice Anno Nuovo,
سال نو مبارک,
새해복 많이 받으세요,
Καλή Χρονιά,
Selamat Tahun Baru,
חג שמח,
and Happy Holidays to all KDnuggets readers!

Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Editor

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