US Open Data Action Plan and Datasets
We summarize the key findings in the recently released US Open Data Action Plan, highlighting the principles, commitments, datasets released and future outlook.
on May 31, 2014 in Datasets, Government, Open Data, Social Participation, White House
KDnuggets Social Network in NodeXL, May 2014
We examine KDnuggets Twitter Social Network, as generated by NodeXL, looking at clusters, top Twitter accounts, URLs, hashtags, words, and what does it all mean?
on May 29, 2014 in Clustering, Excel, Gregory Piatetsky, Marc Smith, NodeXL, Social Network Analysis
Top stories for May 18-24
New Poll: Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Software Used? Stacking the Deck: The Next Wave of Opportunity in Big Data; Michael O'Connell on how to lead in Big Data; Tamr at the New Frontier of Big Data Curation.
on May 25, 2014 in Data Curation, Full Stack Analytics, Michael O'Connell, Next Big Thing, Poll, Tamr, Top stories
InformationWeek 10 Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
Information Week list of 10 Big Data Pros includes leading industry experts @merv, @sogrady, @Sve_Sic, @KirkDBorne, @KDnuggets, @BigDataGal, @Data_Nerd, @JaimeFitzgerald, @TonyBaer, and @marcusborba.
on May 22, 2014 in Big Data, Gregory Piatetsky, InformationWeek, KDnuggets Honors, Kirk D. Borne, Top 10, Twitter
New Poll: Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Software Used?
Please vote in our well-known annual KDnuggets Software Poll: What Analytics, Big Data, Data mining, Data Science software you used in the past 12 months for a real project?
on May 20, 2014 in Data Mining Software, Poll
Code for India 2014 Global Hack-a-thon – Building a Better India through Innovative Solutions
Non-stop 24 hours of coding at the Code for India 2014 hackathon leads to creative solutions for major social problems of India through interesting software applications.
on May 19, 2014 in Data Mining, Google, Hackathon, India, Mountain View-CA, Predictive Modeling
Exclusive: Tamr at the New Frontier of Big Data Curation
Our exclusive profile of Tamr (former Data Tamer), the latest startup from legendary Michael Stonebraker, which emerged from stealth mode to address the new field of Big Data Curation.
on May 19, 2014 in Andy Palmer, Data Curation, Machine Learning, Michael Brodie, Michael Stonebraker, Startups, Tamr
Top stories for May 11-17
Guide to Data Science Cheat Sheets; Watch: Basics of Machine Learning; Cartoon: Data Visualization meets 3-D Printer; Social Media and Web Analytics Innovation Summit 2014 Highlights.
on May 19, 2014 in 3-D Printing, Cartoon, Cheat Sheet, Machine Learning, Summit, Top stories
Top 100 Startup Experts to Follow on Twitter
A list of Top 100 Startup Experts to Follow on Twitter is headed by @kdnuggets. Check our tweets on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science startups and acquisitions under hashtag #BigDataCo.
on May 17, 2014 in Experts, Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets Honors, Startups, Twitter
Poll Results: Data Types/Sources Analyzed
Trends in data sources for data mining include: table data dominates, followed by time series and text; audio, JSON grows in popularity, while itemsets decline; 70% access DB engines, but only 20% access NoSQL stores; Hadoop, MongoDB used more for text; Europe is lagging in NoSQL usage.
on May 17, 2014 in Data types, Hadoop, NoSQL, Poll, Relational Databases
Predict Soccer World Cup 2014 Winner, Get Prizes from RapidMiner
Use a free edition of RapidMiner to have fun and bring sports predictions to another level by making a prediction of Soccer (Futbol) World Cup 2014, which starts on June 12 in Brazil.
on May 16, 2014 in Boston-MA, Brazil, Competition, RapidMiner, Soccer, World Cup
KDD Cup 2014 – Predicting Excitement at DonorsChoose.org
Predict which Donor Choose projects will be exciting. 2014 edition of KDD Cup, the first data mining competition, is on Kaggle. Submissions due June 15.
on May 16, 2014 in Charity, Competition, DonorsChoose, Kaggle, KDD-2014, New York-NY
Cartoon: Data Visualization meets 3-D Printer
New KDnuggets Cartoon looks at what happens when Data Visualization meets 3-D Printer.
on May 11, 2014 in 3-D Printing, Cartoon, Data Visualization
Top stories for May 4-10
Data Scientists Not Required with Alteryx Analytics 9.0; 9 Free Books for Learning Data Mining and Data Analysis; Exclusive Interview: Todd Holloway, Data Science Lead, Trulia; Did Target really predict teen pregnancy?
on May 11, 2014 in Alteryx, Free ebook, Pregnancy, Target, Todd Holloway, Top stories, Trulia
NineSigma Big Data Analytics RFP
NineSigma is seeking proposals for mining user browsing/operations history, social networking services, and sensing devices to improve personalization and recommendation of products. Submit by May 23, 2014.
on May 9, 2014 in NineSigma, Personalization, Proposals, Recommendations, RFP
MassTLC Big Data Meeting Delivers Insights, Perspective
Summit highlights: Digitization and Datification - a love story, Strategies for creating a competitive advantage in #BigData world, Boston open data, Balancing privacy and governance, and the most widely used #BigData tool in the future.
on May 8, 2014 in Big Data Privacy, Big Data Strategy, Boston-MA, Ingo Mierswa, Massachusetts, MassTLC, Open Data, Paul Sonderegger
April 2014 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity
April 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Experfy, Dunnhumby, NexGraph, Fundbox, FICO, Gnip, Fliptop, InBloom, Jaspersoft, and more.
on May 8, 2014 in Acquisitions, dunnhumby, Experfy, FICO, Gnip, India, Jaspersoft, Startups, Twitter
Did Target Really Predict a Teen’s Pregnancy? The Inside Story
We examine the origin and the facts behind this explosive story, the importance of headlines, and how unsubstantiated assumptions gain traction and mainstream attention and help create myths around Predictive Analytics.
on May 7, 2014 in Book, Charles Duhigg, Eric Siegel, Predictive Analytics, Pregnancy, Target
Top stories for Apr 27 – May 3
Cartoon: Data Scientist Salary Negotiation; 9 Free Books for Learning Data Mining and Data Analysis; MLTK: Machine Learning Toolkit in Java - free download; Mass Big Data Report 2014.
on May 4, 2014 in Cartoon, Free ebook, Machine Learning, Massachusetts, Top stories
Additions to KDnuggets Directory in April
24 new Big Data and Data Science meetings, analytic consulting companies, Virginia data, Data Science certificates, Dean Abbott book on Applied Predictive Analytics, and more.
on May 4, 2014 in Added to KDnuggets, Consulting, Data Science Certificate, Meetings, Virginia
Top stories in April
Apache Spark, the hot new trend in Big Data; Data Analytics Handbook - interviews with tech leaders, free download; Learning and Teaching Machine Learning; 9 Free Books for Learning Data Mining and Data Analysis.
on May 2, 2014 in Apache Spark, Data Science Education, Free ebook, Machine Learning, Top stories
Experfy, Big Data Consulting Marketplace from Harvard
Good news for data experts - you have many new options with Experfy, a startup from Harvard Innovation Lab, which is a consulting marketplace where companies hire talent for Big Data, Analytics, and BI projects.
on May 2, 2014 in Consulting, Harvard, Marketplace, Startup