AltaPlana 2014 Text Analytics Market Study
KDnuggets, a media sponsor of a 2014 text-analytics market study conducted by leading industry analyst Seth Grimes, invites all text analytics users to take part in this survey. Please respond by Feb 21.
on Jan 31, 2014 in Altaplana, Market Study, Text Analytics
10 New Year resolutions for CIOs who want to take the Big Data plunge in 2014
The Big Data hype is everywhere, but many CIOs aren’t sure how to take their first steps toward adopting Big Data. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions for CIOs who want to take the Big Data plunge in 2014.
on Jan 28, 2014 in Big Data Strategy, CIO, FICO
Viewpoint: Why your company should NOT use “Big Data”
Hardcore analytics (and Big Data) can add value, but only marginally and only for companies that have already mastered using the data they already have. The ‘obvious’ information from your own data can get you 90%+ of the total impact, so start there. The hard part is executing the basic insights across the organization.
on Jan 27, 2014 in 80/20 Principle, Hardcore Analytics, Pair Search, Quality Score, Sort Order
Using Data Mining to Predict the Winter Olympics Medal Counts in Sochi
Could data mining techniques accurately predict the medal counts at the Olympics? A predictive model could give us an estimate of the number of medals each nation might win; but how close could we get to the actual outcomes? It was a tantalizing project …
on Jan 25, 2014 in Olympics, Russia, Sports
Cartoon: Watson and Artificial vs Natural Intelligence
New KDnuggets cartoon looks at Watson and compares Artificial and Natural Thinking.
on Jan 24, 2014 in Artificial Intelligence, Cartoon, Humor, Watson
Big Data for Business Managers
Why do Big Data projects fail to deliver the promised value, that too despite the “clearly” established potential? What should business managers do to avoid the media hype and focus on achieving sustainable benefits from big data investments?
on Jan 23, 2014 in Big Data ROI, Business Managers, IEEE Big Data 2013, Project Fail, Santa Clara-CA
To Fit or Not to Fit Data to a Model
What if Shakespeare was a data scientist? Today's big data necessitates - Let the data define the model.
on Jan 23, 2014 in GenIQ Model, Hamlet, Regression
New Book on Realtime Analytics and Recommendation Engines
The book covers realtime analytics and its application to recommendation engines from a control-theoretic perspective.
on Jan 23, 2014 in Realtime Analytics, Recommendation Engine, Recommender Systems
KDnuggets 14:n02, Split on Data Science; Data Science in Python Tutorial
Split on Data Science - Team vs Individual Approach, Data Science in Python - free tutorial, PASS Free Online Business Analytics Training - Feb 5, Confessions of a Dataholic, and more analytics/data mining news.
on Jan 22, 2014 in Data Science Team, PASS, Python, Strata, Tutorials
Opening the Dataset: Confession of a Dataholic
My name is Bruce Ratner, and I am a dataholic. I am also an artist and poet in the world of statistical data. I always await getting my hands on a new dataset to crack open and paint the untapped, unsoiled numbers into analytic scenes and swirling equations.
on Jan 16, 2014 in Data Visualization, Dataholic, Ratner
Analytics, Mathematics, and Art of Rene Romero Schuler and Van Gogh
Is there a connection between Analytics, Mathematics and arts? How do we add arts flavor to analytics business is the question. And answer lies in century old painting by Van Gogh called "The Starry Night" which represents perfect turbulence.
on Jan 13, 2014 in Art, Mathematics, Rene Romero Schuler, Van Gogh
Hadoop: Elephants in the Cloud
Hadoop in the Cloud became a trending topic in 2013, with many new product and project announcements. This guest post explores 6 reasons why customers are seeing increased value in this model.
on Jan 9, 2014 in Hadoop, Hadoop 2.0, MapReduce
KDnuggets 14:n01, Unicorn Data Scientists vs Team? Top Datasets on Reddit; What is wrong with Data Science
Latest analytics/data mining news, including Features (13) | Software (2) | Courses, Events (1) | Meetings (4) | Jobs (5) | Academic (1) | Competitions (1) | Publications (7) | Tweets (6) | News Briefs (3) | CFP (14) .
on Jan 8, 2014 in
IEEE Rock Stars of Big Data Presentations
This event, held at the Computer History Museum in Oct 2013, attracted a sold-out crowd who listened to 9 excellent speakers and leaders in the field - here are the presentations.
on Jan 7, 2014 in Ethics, Healthcare, IEEE, Supercomputing